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Arches National Park features the world's largest concentration of natural stone arches. The park covers over 73,000 acres and is one of Utah's premier travel destinations. With over 2,000 stone features to see, visitors can enjoy hiking, biking, camping, and have picnics in unforgettable sceneries.

Arches National Park preserves over two thousand natural sandstone arches, including the world-famous Delicate Arch, in addition other various unique geological resources and formations. In some areas, faulting has exposed millions of years of geologic history. Among the extraordinary features of the park are balanced rocks, fins and pinnacles which are highlighted by a striking environment of contrasting colors, landforms and textures.

Arches is located in a "high desert," with elevations ranging from 4,085 to 5,653 feet above sea level. The climate is one of very hot summers, cold winters and very little rainfall. Even on a daily basis, temperatures may fluctuate as much as 50 degrees. Extensive collection of plants and animals can be found in Arches which have many adaptations that enable them to survive the area's climate conditions. Arches also houses some species found only in this area. The diversity of organisms reflects the variety of available habitat, which includes lush riparian areas, ephemeral pools, dry arroyos, mixed grasslands and large expanses of bare rock.
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