Arches National Park is located in Utah, next to the Colorado River, 4 miles north of Moab, Utah. Arches National Park contains more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches. One well known arch is Delicate Arch. The park contains the most arches around the world.
The park is 76,680 acres equaling 119.81 square miles. Elephant Butte, is the highest elevation inside the park. The visitor center is the lowest elevation at 4,085 feet. The area of the park was originally named a national monument on April 12, 1929. In November 1971 it was redefined as a National Park.
The purpose of the Park is to save the geographical area, wildlife, and vegetation for future generations use.