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    Arches

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Geology of Arches Video

The sculpted rock landscape of Arches compels the imagination to ponder, "How did this form?" Geologists ask the same question, continually refining their understanding through years of study. This video clip compresses decades of scientific learning - and hundreds of millions of years of planetary time - into a short (3.5 minute) animation.

 

Did You Know?

Ed Abbey

Edward Abbey worked as a seasonal park ranger at Arches in the late 1950s. His 1968 memoir of this experience, "Desert Solitaire," has become a classic of desert literature.