Arches National Park in Moab, Utah!

Arches National Park in Moab, Utah is an amazing park located just north of Moab, Utah! We visited this park over a several ay period last year and can’t wait to get back there as soon as possible! This video focuses on our early morning hike out to Delicate Arches, North and South Arches, Turret Arch, and Double Arch.

We camped at our FREE Dispersed Camping site about 20 miles north of Moab and it was great. For us, free camping is a welcomed bonus when you’re spending a majority of your day hiking and seeing the amazing places in the area. While we are more than happy to support local business, we are equally happy to take advantage of the free campsites you’ll find on apps like CAMPENDIUM. It was a must have app for us when we spent 4 months camping in many of the western states and it saved us a TON of money!

Arches National Park is known for its stunning rock formations, including more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches. The park covers an area of 76,679 acres and is a popular destination for hikers, rock climbers, and nature lovers.

The history of Arches National Park dates back more than 300 million years when the area was covered by an ancient sea. Over time, geological forces pushed the seabed up, and wind and water erosion sculpted the rocks into the shapes we see today.

Arches National Park – Moab, Utah

The history of Delicate Arch, one of the most iconic landmarks in the park, is a bit more recent. The arch is believed to have formed around 70,000 years ago through the same forces of erosion that created the other rock formations in the area.

The first recorded sighting of Delicate Arch was by a group of cowboys in the late 1800s. However, it wasn’t until the early 20th century that the arch became widely known. In 1923, a group of surveyors from the National Geographic Society visited the area and took photos of the arch, which were published in the magazine.

Around the same time, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) began building trails and infrastructure in the park, including the first trail to Delicate Arch. In the 1950s, the park began offering guided tours to the arch.

Today, Delicate Arch is one of the most popular attractions in Arches National Park and is often used as a symbol of the state of Utah. The park receives more than a million visitors each year, and Delicate Arch is a must-see destination for many of them.

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