“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Arches National Park, Utah

Clickable Map of Grand County, Utah and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Grand County, UT (27) Emery County, UT (29) San Juan County, UT (47) Uintah County, UT (12) Wayne County, UT (18) Garfield County, CO (32) Mesa County, CO (26) Montrose County, CO (36)  GrandCounty(27) Grand County (27)  EmeryCounty(29) Emery County (29)  SanJuanCounty(47) San Juan County (47)  UintahCounty(12) Uintah County (12)  WayneCounty(18) Wayne County (18)  GarfieldCountyColorado(32) Garfield County (32)  MesaCounty(26) Mesa County (26)  MontroseCounty(36) Montrose County (36)
Moab is the county seat for Grand County
Arches National Park is in Grand County
      Grand County (27)  
      Emery County (29)  
      San Juan County (47)  
      Uintah County (12)  
      Wayne County (18)  
      Garfield County, Colorado (32)  
      Mesa County, Colorado (26)  
      Montrose County, Colorado (36)  
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1 Utah, Grand County, Arches National Park — Ancient Sand Dunes
This vast area was once covered by extensive sand dunes. Some 200 million years ago, winds from the northwest carried tons of fine-grained sand into this area, creating an immense desert. Over time, the sand drifts were covered by other layers of . . . Map (db m160002) HM
2 Utah, Grand County, Arches National Park — Balanced Rock
The forces of erosion are sculpting more than just arches. Balanced Rock clearly shows the various layers responsible for this amazing defiance of gravity. The caprock of the hard Slick Rock Member of the Entrada Sandstone is perched upon a . . . Map (db m52002) HM
3 Utah, Grand County, Arches National Park — Double ArchArches National Park
The third largest arch in the park, Double Arch's larger span is 144 feet wide by 112 feet high (44 by 34 meters). The smaller opening is 67 feet wide by 86 feet high (20 by 26 meters). For a closer look at Double Arch, walk this easy trail . . . Map (db m131861) HM
4 Utah, Grand County, Arches National Park — Harriman's YuccaYucca harrimaniae — Asparagus family (Asparagaceae) —
Height: flower stalk 1'-3' Flower: greenish-yellow to cream Bloom: spring Each yucca species is pollinated only by one specific yucca moth; neither could survive without the other. A yucca blooms most years, with showy, bell-like . . . Map (db m159954) HM
5 Utah, Grand County, Arches National Park — How Arches Are Formed
In the Windows area, you can see many stages of arch formation. Look closely. Some arches are hard to see because of rock walls behind them. Entrada Sandstone — the rocks in which arches are formed — was deposited here as sand more . . . Map (db m160003) HM
6 Utah, Grand County, Arches National Park — Rubber RabbitbrushChrysothamnus nauseosus — Sunflower family (Asteraceae) —
Height: 2'-7' Flower: small, in showy yellow clusters Bloom: late summer-autumn This common shrub has green photosynthetic stems. In autumn, it is covered by gold blooms. The flowers provide a late-season source of nectar for . . . Map (db m159955) HM
7 Utah, Grand County, Arches National Park — Utah ServiceberryAmelanchier utahensis — Rose family (Rosaceae) —
Height: up to 15' Flower: white, fragrant Bloom: late spring This shrub's showy flowers add springtime beauty to arid high-desert landscapes. By midsummer, blooms transform into edible blue-black fruits resembling tiny apples. . . . Map (db m159951) HM
8 Utah, Grand County, Arches National Park — Wolfe Ranch
John Wesley Wolfe settled here in the late 1800s with his oldest son Fred. A nagging leg injury from the Civil War prompted John to move west from Ohio, looking for a drier climate. He chose this tract of more than 100 acres along Salt Wash for . . . Map (db m132029) HM
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Feb. 29, 2024