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Location of ARCHES NATIONAL PARK in USA :
Delicate Arch is a 16 m tall freestanding natural arch located in Arches National Park near Moab, Utah.
Arches National Park is a U.S. National Park in eastern Utah. It is known for preserving over 2000 natural sandstone arches, including the world-famous Delicate Arch, in addition to a variety of unique geological resources and formations.
The park is located just outside of Moab, Utah, and is 310 km2 in size. Its highest elevation is 1 723 m at Elephant Butte, and its lowest elevation is 1 245 m at the visitor center. Since 1970, forty-three arches have toppled because of erosion. The park receives 250 mm of rain a year on average.
Administered by the National Park Service, the area was originally designated as a National Monument on April 12, 1929. It was redesignated as a National Park on November 12, 1971.
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Delicate Arch in Arches National Park
Delicate Arch is one of the most exceptional formations of Arches National Park.
It is one of more that 2 000 stone arches found within the park.