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The Park is in this state: Eastern Utah

Park Location (where in the state is it?) Eastern Utah 4 miles north of Moab, Utah (38.7331° N, 109.5925° W)

History of the park and/or area: People have been in the region since the last ice age 10,000 years ago. Spanish missionaries encountered tribes in the area when they first came through in 1775, but the first European-Americans to attempt settlement in the area was the Mormon Elk Mountain Mission in 1855, who soon abandoned the area. Ranchers, farmers, and prospectors later settled Moab in the neighboring Riverine Valley in the 1880s. Word of the beauty of the surrounding rock formations spread beyond the settlement as a possible tourist destination.

Things to do/see while visiting the park: 1. People can go hiking up to The Delicate Arch

2. Tour the Fiery furnace 3. People can hike through the devils garden trailhead to see the landscape arch 4. Can hike 4.2 miles to see the Double O Arch 5. Hike on the same trail as the Double O Arch to see the Double Arch 6. Rock climbing and backpacking and photography.

Be on the lookout for (something unique to the park; plant, animal, etc.) kangaroo rats, woodrats, and most other small desert rodents, skunks, ringtails, foxes, bobcats, mountain lions, bats and owls.

Ways to protect the park: Don't go off the paths and don't take any rocks.


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