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A Video Tour of Arches National Park Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 in Culture, English Grammar, English Language

We posted an article about Arches National Park earlier this month. Now, it’s time to take a video tour of this beautiful park in Utah!

“Arches National Park is located in Moab, Utah. Our trip starts here at the Visitor Center. Inside, you can use a touch screen to plan your visit. There is a lot of information on display, so you can learn about the history of the park, the landscape, and much more.

Near the Visitor Center, you can stop at the amazing Park Avenue Viewpoint. There is a short trail here, but it is not a loop. If you don’t want to walk there and back, you can just drive a few minutes and take in the views from the Courthouse Towers Viewpoint. From here, you can admire some of the fantastic rock formations of Arches. Next, stop for a few minutes at the Petrified Dunes Viewpoint. Back in the car, continue your drive and stare out the window at the incredible scenery.

After 10 miles or so, you’ll come to one of the highlights of the park – the Windows Section. Park your car and get out to walk an easy one-mile loop trail. Here, you can see what this park is famous for and where it gets its name – natural sandstone arches. In fact, this park contains the largest concentration of arches anywhere in the world. Spend some time hiking around this area, taking photos, and being amazed by the natural beauty.

For another short, easy trail, head to Balanced Rock. This is less than half a mile, and here you can see a huge balancing rock that is the size of three school busses. Continue driving until you get to the Devil’s Garden trailhead. From here, you have a variety of options for hiking. Of course, you will see plenty of arches on your walk, including the Landscape Arch. Back in 1991, a large piece of this arch fell off. Luckily, no one was hurt.

Finally, drive out to see the Delicate Arch. Unfortunately for us, it started pouring rain before we could hike the trail. This is a famous symbol of the state of Utah, and you can see it on license plates and stamps in the state.”


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About the Author: sasha

Sasha is an English teacher, writer, photographer, and videographer from the great state of Michigan. Upon graduating from Michigan State University, he moved to China and spent 5+ years living, working, studying, and traveling there. He also studied Indonesian Language & Culture in Bali for a year. He and his wife run the travel blog Grateful Gypsies, and they're currently trying the digital nomad lifestyle across Latin America.