One of the most beautiful and unique places in the entire world is the Arches National Park near Moab, UT. Comprising more than 76,000 acres, the park is named for the geologic wonder of the sandstone arches that occur throughout the region. Currently there are more than 2000 natural arches within the park.
Touring Arches Park should be on everyone’s bucket list. Twice. There is something amazing everywhere you look. from the petrogylphs and ancient rock art, to the winding rivers and desert bighorn sheep which are making a comeback within the park. But the main attraction remains the incredible, famous arches and balanced rocks. Like the Landscape Arch, boasting the largest span of a natural arch in North America, with light opening of 306 ft. The tallest opening in the park belongs to the southern span of the Double Arch, measuring 112 feet above the ground, which also has the second longest span in the park at 144 feet. The Delicate Arch is not a holder of any records, but seems to be held in high-esteem as the best loved arch by park visitors.
You can see these and other famous arches and the parks biggest balanced rock, estimated at more than 3,500 tons of sandstone which seems to be precariously perched atop a sandstone formation, when you take an Arches National Park 4×4 Expedition through the park.
There is so much to see, you can easily spend a full day exploring the rugged wilderness, and unmatched natural beauty of the park. But if you choose to spend just half the day in Arches National Park you can easily add a hike through the fiery furnace area, a rafting expedition, or a ghost town tour.