After our Kokopelli bike trip, we spent several hours hiking through Arches National Park in Moab, UT. It’s a truly magical place with towering red rock all around. The park sits on an underground salt bed, which is what contributes to the formations.
Salt under the deep “Entrada sandstone” sediment has shifted and in areas collapsed, and other portions are thrust upward.
There are over 2000 arches within the park, and they range in size from a few feet to over 300 feet with the Landscape Arch.
After Landscape Arch, we hiked up a bit of exposed rock to see Partition Arch and Navajo Arch.
A short distance from Navajo Arch is Partition Arch, offering a great view of the park below.
We only spent a few hours in the park due to the heat, and will return and explore other sections.