Salt Wash

Arches National Park

In 1888, John Wesley Wolfe and his son Fred settled along the Salt Wash, building a cabin and establishing a small ranch. The cabin and ranch were sold the federal government in 1948 to become incorporated into the Park. Visitors to the park can still stop by the historic Wolfe Cabin on their way to Delicate Arch.

Although not the largest arch in the Salt Wash area, Delicate Arch is probably the most famous arch within the Park and Utah. The largest arch is Wolfe Bluffs Arch having a light opening of 141 feet.


Information and images of natural arches in the Salt Wash area



Delicate Arch



Echo Arch



Frame Arch



Goosehead Arch



Swanky Arch