[Visual Stimuli.] Arches: Towers and Monoliths

There is more to Arches N.P. than just the arches. There are also large rock monoliths, rock fins, a balanced rock, and great sunsets.

When you are done looking at the pictures, you can go back to the Arches National Park page, or you can continue on to see more arches, or Delicate Arch.

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Images Copyright 2003, G. Edward Johnson

Dark Angel
You get a good view of this on the trail, well before you get there. But, from a distance, you don't realize how huge this monolith really is. It is just sitting there, a ways away from other rocks, brooding in the sun.
Date: September 17, 2003
Location: Devil's Garden, Arches N.P., UT

Twisted juniper
The desert is a harsh environment and it takes a special kind of plant to survive, growing in the solid rock with almost no water. These junipers can take it, but they pay a heavy price.
Date: September 17, 2003
Location: Delicate Arch overlook, Arches N.P., UT

Park Avenue at sunset
This area got its name because the high cliffs on either side are reminisent of Park Ave. in New York. the monolith in the center is one of the courthouse towers.
Date: September 17, 2003
Location: Park Avenue, Arches N.P., UT

Turret Arch silhouette
Well, maybe I will sneak in one arch photo. Turret arch is near north and south windows. When the sun sets, it shines on those arches, but makes Turret arch a silhouette.
Date: September 16, 2003
Location: Windows Section, Arches N.P., UT

Orange sunset
Despite what you may think from reading these pages, not every rock has a name. This is one of the un-named rocks (or at least, I don't know its name). There are interesting photos everywhere, just waiting for you to find them.
Date: September 18, 2003
Location: Windows section, Arches N.P., UT

Balanced Rock
From certain angles, it really looks like it is about to fall. This was my last stop for the evening and it was well past sunset.
Date: September 18, 2003
Location: Balanced Rock, Arches N.P., UT

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