Today we went to Arches National park. Arches National park is a park in Moab, Utah and is filled with Arches, needles and many, many more landforms. To start off the day we went on a hike to go see Delicate Arch. Delicate Arch is the unofficial symbol of Utah. Delicate Arch is red rock from Iron but it is also tannish around the base. The hike was mostly uphill and in direct sunlight the whole time. One half of a mile out of 1 ½ miles is really steep and is open rock. The hike was definitely strenuous, but it was beautiful. We were sweating a lot but it was so worth it. I was scared on the hike because when we got there, the destination is all slanted into a canyon so we had to make sure I didn’t step too close to the edge. I was disappointed when we had to head back. I was surprised that there was nothing supporting the arch at all and that it could fall any minute.
In 1991 the Landscape arch collapsed while visitors were admiring it. We hiked to Landscape Arch the next morning and it did look like it would collapse any minute! We also saw, Windows, Balancing Rock, Fiery Furnace and Devil’s Garden. I really enjoyed Moab, Utah.