Arches National PArk By: Alexis & Colby

Arches National Park lies north of Moab in the state of Utah. Bordered by the Colorado River in the southeast.

Map.

The founder of the park is Everett Townsend. The funding source John "Doc" Williams, Loren "Bish" Taylor & Alexander Ringhoffer.

Everett Townsend.
John "Doc" Williams.
Alexander Ringhoffer.
Loren "Bish" Taylor.

The park is near to the Colorado River, 4 miles (6 km) north of Moab, Utah. It is home to over 2,000 natural sandstone arches, including the world-famous Delicate Arch, in addition to a range of unique geological resources and formations.

Tower of Babel.
Sandstone.

The climate in summer, June through September, temperatures may reach 100 degrees F. In winter, December through February, temperatures often drop below 32 degrees F. Temperatures may range 50 degrees in a 24-hour period. Very dry!

Number of visitors is 1,399,247.

Land forms is more than 2,000 natural arches. North Window which gives a view of Turret Arch. The largest Arch in the park is the landscape Arch that spans 306 feet (longer than a football field). More for views of the park you can go and see, Panoramic view of Tower of Babel & The Three Gossips.

Tower of Babel
The Three Gossips.

For the wildlife you can spot, mule deer, coyotes, porcupines, desert cottontails, black- tailed jack rabbits, and many songbirds. Desert animals-rock squirrels, antelope squirrels, chipmunks, lizards, snakes , hawks, and eagles.

Mule deer.

Vegetation life includes, biological soil crust, wildflowers, cacti, yuccas, moss, monkey flower, columbine, blackbrush, greasewood, mormon tea.

Cacti.

Arches National Park protects the greatest concentration of natural sandstone arches anywhere on earth. Like many other parks on the Colorado Plateau, eroded sandstone provides the palette for sensational and colorful desert vistas. But special geological circumstances millions of years old have made Arches unique among the breathtaking assets of the Great Basin Desert.

The purpose of Arches National Park is to protect extraordinary examples of geologic features. This includes arches, natural bridges, windows, spires, balanced rocks.

Windows.

Arches may appear harsh and unchanging, the desert ecosystem is continually evolving. Human activities has been causing factors such as air, noise and water pollution, as well as introduced species, have had a much greater impact on natural resources world-wide.

Over time, the same forces that created these arches will continue to widen them until they collapse. The National Park Service prepares a shift of planning and environmental impact documents to help guide the management of park resources.

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Created with images by nathanh100 - "Map of Southeastern Utah, 2013"

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