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monument valley

arches national park

 

monument valley

16Monument Valley (valley of the rocks) is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1,000 ft (300 m) above the valley floor.

13.-kcIt is located on the Arizona-Utah state line. The valley lies within the range of the Navajo Nation Reservation and is accessible from U.S. Highway 163

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Monument Valley has been featured in many forms of media since the 1930s

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Director John Ford used the location for a number of his best-known films, and thus, in the words of critic Keith Phipps, “its five square miles” have defined what decades of moviegoers think of when they imagine the American West.”

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Monument Valley is officially a large area that includes much of the area surrounding Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, a Navajo Nation equivalent to a national park

ARCHES Np

76Arches National Park is a U.S. National Park in eastern Utah.

17bThe park is located on the Colorado River 6 km North of Moab, Utah.

30It is known for containing over 2000 natural sandstone arches, including the world-famous Delicate arch, in addition to a variety of unique geological resources and formations.

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the double arch

The park is located just outside of Moab,Utah, and is 76,359 acres (30,901 ha) in area.

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balanced rock

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 visito center.

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turret arch

Forty-three arches have collapsed due to erosion since 1970. The park receives 10 inches (250 mm) of rain a year on average

 

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.

75The park has over 2,000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins and giant balanced rocks.

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delicate arch

This red rock wonderland will amaze you with its formations, refresh you with its trails, and inspire you with its sunsets.

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park avenue

In the late 1800s, John Wesley Wolfe, a disabled Civil War veteran, and his son, Fred, built a homestead in what is now Arches National Park. A weathered log cabin, root cellar, and corral remain as evidence of the primitive ranch they operated for more than 10 years

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text taken from

wikipedia &  http://www.nps.gov/arch/index.htm

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