• Double O Arch

    Arches

    National Park Utah

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  • Delicate Arch Viewpoint Inaccessible

    Wolfe Ranch and the hiking trail to Delicate Arch are open, but flood waters and mud have blocked the road to Delicate Arch Viewpoint.

Tiny Forests in the Desert

Photo: A tiny forest of hairless twisted moss covers slopes of biological soil crust.
A tiny forest of hairless twisted moss on slopes of biological soil crust.
NPS Photo by Neal Herbert
 

 

Watch Your Step!

Help us protect soil crusts during your visit. Please walk on trails, rock or in sandy washes (where water flows when it rains), and keep all vehicles and bikes on designated roads.

View more soil crust images on our Flickr page.


Did You Know?

Landscape Arch

Landscape Arch is the longest arch in Arches National Park, measuring 306 feet from base to base. In 1991, a massive slab of rock fell from its underside, resulting in an even thinner ribbon of rock.