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Desert Daze A day in arches national park

ARCHES NATIONAL PARK, SUMMER 2019 šŸœ

Driving through red valleys while surrounded by massive orange rock formations that look like remnants of the prehistoric giants. Being wide-eyed and stunned experiencing the breathtaking drive in through canyons and expansive canyons. Climbing through windowed archways, soaking up the desert sun, finding a hidden nook to read in before watching an epic sunset stretch across the boundless sky above and land around us.

On April 12, 1929,Ā President Herbert Hoover signed Presidential Proclamation No. 1875 establishing Arches National Monument.

The earliest visitors were in Arches much earlier, though. Hunter-gatherers migrated into the area about 10,000 years ago at the end of an Ice Age. As they explored Courthouse Wash and the Salt Valley area, they found pockets of chert and chalcedony: two forms of microcrystalline quartz perfect for making stone tools. Chipping or knapping these rocks into dart points, knives, and scrapers, they created debris piles that are still visible to the trained eye.

Utah hosted the 2002 Winter Olympic Games February 8-24, 2002 in Salt Lake City.Ā Leading up to the games on February 4, 2002, the Olympic torch was ā€œunveiledā€ at Delicate Arch. The torch was blessed by Frank B. Arrowchis, Northern Ute tribal elder, performing the Northern Ute sunrise ceremony as the morning sun first touched the La Sal Mountains.

Learn more about Arches and plan your next visit by visiting their site below.