Today people visit Arches for the views and trails. Those who came before sought many other things: wealth, adventure, solitude, or a home. Learn more about a handful of characters in the human story of Arches.
Prehistoric People Countless generations of native Americans crossed these sandstone landscapes.
Traders & Settlers Others came in pursuit of pelts, ore, scientific knowledge, and good grazing lands.
Park Founders How a local newspaper editor and a local doctor teamed up to create one of the country's most popular national parks.