AskPatty's Guide to 12 Great National Parks: Arches National Park, Utah
The red rock wonderland of Arches National Park offers a landscape of contrasting colors, landforms, and textures unlike any other in the world, with its 2,000 natural stone arches, hundreds of soaring pinnacles, and sandstone formations with massive fins and giant balanced rocks. Devils Garden Campground requires advanced reservations from March to October, but there are lots of other options in the Moab area, which is especially popular for off-road adventures. View petroglyphs left by prehistoric visitors about 10,000 years ago at the end of an Ice Age or visit the incredible Courthouse Wash Panel, a series of large pictographs which may have been painted by archaic indians over a long period of time, from 1000 to 4000 years ago.
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