Arches National Park
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Must see National Park for anyone spending any time in Moab. I personally recommend: Delicate Arch- Iconic arch. It's about 3 miles round trip. Strenuous climb up slick rock. I recommend doing it early morning because it can be impossibly hot during the summer months. Devil's Garden- Landscape arch…
If you're coming to see the National Parks nearby, you likely already know about Arches. Some of our favorites are double arch, corona arch (you don't have to pay to see this one), sand dune arch, Dead horse point, and of course Delicate Arch.
Arches and Moab go hand-in-hand! Enjoyable drive up to these two destinations from Shiprock, NM.
Closest national park to Moab. Delicate Arch and Landscape Arch are the best Arches. We like hiking the loop trail that goes past Landscape Arch.
Located just 5 miles (8 km) north of Moab is Arches National Park, which contains the world’s largest concentration of natural sandstone arches. Although over 2,000 arches are located within the park’s 76,518 acres, the park also contains an astounding variety of other geological formations…
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