Located north of Moab Utah, Arches National Park features over 2,000 natural sandstone arches as well as many other unusual rock formations. Weather has exposed millions of years of geologic history in a landscape of contrasting colors and textures. Desert annuals like grasses and wildflowers are adapted to the arid environment and can be seen here in April and May.
In order to protect the arches and balanced rocks that make up Arches National Park, then President Herbert Hoover signed the legislation creating Arches National Monument.
As for the park's highest peak, it's the 5,653 foot elephant butte, which gets the name from its uncanny shape, which eerily resembles an elephant...
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