These rock figures make me think of sentinels, with a Star Wars kind of look, sort of.
There are several formations in the park that perform various types of balancing acts--like this one above.
This is another of those balancing stones that we saw from various angles.
Low and behold, this is an actual arch in Arches National Park. Those tiny little figures right under the arch are really people!
I love this tree---in this setting. There were others that captured my eye, but I just love this one.
This arch was only visible to those who hiked to see it. There was a deep ocean of sand to wade through, a very hot ocean of sand, I might mention, except for the shaded areas.
Whereas the majority of the rock formations, if I understand it all correctly, are made of sandstone. So, one is not so surprised to find a lot of sand hither and yon, if you know what I mean.
Husband suggested that if we REALLY want to see it properly, we need to spend a few days there and take the longer hikes to see some of the arches we couldn't really see or see very well from the road.
These pictures are just a smattering few of the ones we took. Now if we were really good photographers . . . well, you can imagine. Nonetheless, it was a gorgeous day. I was totally captivated by the enormity of it all. It was beautiful. And, again, I think I need a geology professor to be friends with. So I can pick their brain. I have so many questions.