Every tourist destination has its attractions. However, because every tourist is different, these attractions have greater or lesser value. In this series Gary gives his reasons for traveling to a particular place. Hopefully some of his thoughts will entice you to consider adding this particular location to your itinerary. The entire series is being categorized under the heading, “Spotlights.” However, you may find more about these locations in the archives of this website, under headings such as, “Great Places,” “Things to Do in,” “Best of,” “Top 10” and “Places of a Lifetime.” In addition, “Walking Tours” of many of these destinations may be available for purchase on the website for the low price of $1.49 each.
Arches National Park, in eastern Utah, contains the greatest concentration of natural arches in the world. The sizes, shapes, and styles seem endless. For the following reasons, include a visit to Arches in your national park itinerary:
1. Delicate Arch is the park’s quintessential and iconic symbol. It can be seen from a distance or up close after a considerable trek.
2. A single park stop offers views of four different arches: North & South Window, Double Arch, and Turret Arch.
3. There are many other interesting and unusual rock formations within the park boundaries, including “Fifth Avenue,” “Courthouse Towers,” and “Balanced Rock.”