Turret Arch - Arches National Park, Utah

Arches National Park, Moab, Utah

The sandstone formations in the American Southwest are second to none. There are so many unusual rocks that each of them have their own special names. Nowhere is this more true than in Arches National Park. There are over 2,000 natural sandstone arches within the park. While there are some memorable ones, Turret Arch is one of the more unusually shaped ones. The arch got its name as its right "tower" resembles a castle's turret. I particularly like the great color contrast between the orange sandstone and the deep blue sky that is typical of the southwest.