Located five miles north of Moab, Utah just off of US Highway 191, Arches National Park is a great place for the natural arch enthusiast to experience the numerous light openings found throughout the park's sandstone outcrops, cliffs, and canyons. The Park also has the distinction of having the largest concentration of natural arches in the world.
Originally establish as a National Monument in 1929 to protect the natural arches, spires, and other sandstone formations, Arches National Park did not become an official park until 1971. During that time the Park's boundaries changed several times. When President Hoover established Arches National Monument it included 4,520 acres, today Arches National Park is preserving over 76,000 acres. The last change to the Park's boundary was in 1998 when the Lost Spring Canyon area was added.