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The Arches National Park – The Diverse Habitat In Utah

Arches National Park

The Arches National Park is a large and much known U.S. national park situated in eastern Utah. It is infamous worldwide due to the two thousand arches of natural sandstone found there; the Delicate Arch is one of the most impressive and unique geological formations in the world.

The Park is located close to Moab in Utah and covers a total area of 120 sq miles. Its unusual rock formations make it one of the most impressive natural parks in the world; thousands of years of geological history are featured among its stones and formations. The entire park features a rather contrasting landscape, with forms, colors and elements that attract the attention of scientists and visitors who travel to Utah just to visit the Park.

The Arches National Park is located at a high desert, with elevation ranging from 4,000 to 5,600 feet; the climate is cold in winter and very hot in the summer, while rainfall is quite little. The temperature can surpass 50C daily.

The rock layers of the ground reveal thousands of years of history and geological depositions, erosions and other intriguing geological phenomena. The same phenomena keep changing the setting in the Arches National Park, which is considered by experts as a ‘living’ phenomenon. Plants and animals that reside in the Park have to adjust to the changing conditions all the time; some of the species there have changed their natural structure in order to be able to survive under the specific conditions found in the National Park; their diversity and their uniqueness makes the Park even more unique and exceptional. The available habitat is anyway quite diverse; as you can read in any travel guide about Utah, the Park features riparian areas, dry arroyos, bare rock lands, grass lands, and pools that cannot be found in any other place in the world in such structure.

Arches National Park

Arches National Park

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