Where Rocks Take Shape

Earth wears down. Some rocks give way while others stand solid. They form a foundation for nature to build arches, buttes, bridges, and more. These features captivate the imagination. Pure art, we wonder how some still stand. The National Park Service preserves these special places so you may enjoy them. Discover the places where nature shapes the rock.

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Last updated: September 22, 2017