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Arches National Park
is a US National Park
in eastern Utah
. The park is adjacent to the Colorado River
, 4 miles (6 km) north of Moab, Utah
. It is home to over 2,000 natural sandstone arches
, including the world-famous Delicate Arch
, in addition to a variety of unique geological resources and formations. It contains the highest density of natural arches in the world.
The park consists of 76,679 acres (119.811 sq mi; 31,031 ha; 310.31 km2) of high desert located in the Colorado Plateau
Its highest elevation is 5,653 feet (1,723 m) at Elephant Butte, and its lowest elevation is 4,085 feet (1,245 m) at the visitor center
. Forty-three arches are known to have collapsed since 1977. The park receives on average 10 inches (250 mm) of rain a year.
Administered by the National Park Service
, the area was originally named a National Monument
on April 12, 1929. It was redesignated as a National Park on November 12, 1971.
The model is created at a scale of 1:100,000 with 2.5x vertical exaggeration. It features a built-in base, so it sits perfectly on a desk or in a frame.
Model Data Sources: State of Utah, USDA