Arches National Park

Arches National Park (link) is located outside Moab, Utah and consists of a large number of natural rock formations in the form of (you guessed it) arches. I visited there at the end of a day and, while it was certainly interesting, it wasn't exactly the highlight of the trip. While the formations were impressive as well as beautiful, I guess I don't get the appeal of looking at arches. Perhaps it was due to an overdose of McDonald's or something. My visit was on August 31, 2003.

Just recently (August 9, 2008), the famous Wall Arch collapsed due to natural forces (link). Thankfully no one was injured. Because only part collapsed, geologists are still trying to figure out whether it's safe to allow tourists back in the area and they've closed the trail for the time being.

Here are a couple pictures I took. The first is a closeup of sandstone, the second is of a formation said to resemble Abraham Lincoln:

arches national park sandstone

arches national park abraham lincoln

Location

United States
38° 42' 29.988" N, 109° 33' 45" W
August 9, 2008 – 11:29pm
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