Delicate Arch in Arches National Park,
Photo by Jay Wilbur
Example Abandoned Natural Arch
NABSQNO 12S-630414-4289372. Delicate Arch is certainly one of the most recognized and publicized natural arches in the world. The state of Utah has adopted it as a symbol of the incredible natural beauty that exists there. It is also the symbol for Arches National Park and a mecca for the millions of tourists that visit the area. Almost certainly this popularity is due to its unusual shape, i.e., because it is an abandoned natural arch.
Delicate Arch can be reached by a well marked (and well traveled) trail in the park. The park is located just north of Moab, Grand County, Utah. The trail ascends a slickrock slope for most of its 1.5 mile length.
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