Though Arches National Park is a relatively new addition to the park system, European settlers and Native Americans before them have known about this area for centuries. However, the desolate and arid nature of this region of Utah made permanent settlement very difficult. As a result, it wasn’t until the 1920’s that word of the geological curiosities of this region began to gain wider exposure. Though there was much interest in the land as a possible park during that time, it wasn’t until 1929 that Herbert Hoover signed into creation Arches National Monument. It would take another 42 years for the area, now encompassing 119 square miles, to become Arches National Park.
Situated along the high desert of the Colorado Plateau, the park is home to the highest concentration of natural arches in the world, with over 2,000 sandstone arches within its 75,000 acres. Among the more widely known formations are the solitary Delicate Arch, the peculiar Turret Arch, and the massive Double Arch.
Over the years, we’ve had the privilege of photographing Arches National Park on several occasions. Despite the sometimes scorching heat, the park is a joy to explore both day and night. In fact, several of our favorite fine art photographs were taken well into the night. We hope you enjoy this small taste of the wonders of Arches National Park through our fine art photography. Please feel free to browse our collection, and should the mood strike you, order one of our prints or keepsakes.
Arches National Park
Photos from our visits to Arches National Park including Astrophotography