Arches National Park

Arches National Park, a few miles outside of Moab, Utah, is a fascinating place to visit. It is one of a few places in the world that arches form. Double Arch, pictured, is a perfect example of this. In this case, water pooled on top of a cliff and eventually eroded down to the ground, as well as out the two sides, to form this incredible natural structure.

Throughout the national park, arches appear in various forms. Many different arches are in this entry's photo album. The history is very interesting, in a geology sort of way. Long story short, it's a story of weaker rock eroding away to leave behind stronger rock, which phenomenally has resulted in many of these arch formations. It's a fantastic place to visit for sightseeing or recreation - mountain biking, hiking, four-wheeling, etc. Moab is also close to Canyonlands National Park, which is another great natural wonder.