The Milky Way rises over Delicate Arch, an 80-feet tall, free-standing sandstone arch in Arches National Park, Utah. The most widely recognised of the parks 2,000 arches, Delicate Arch has become the unofficial symbol of Utah, appearing on the states license plates and reproduced in countless publications. Unfortunately, such an iconic landmark is bound to attract large crowds so, despite a three mile round trip hike from the parking lot, it is often packed with visitors, especially at dusk when the arch glows with a fiery ocher. As soon as the sun has set, however, the crowds melt away and peace reigns once more under the stars. Just remember to pack a good torch for the hike back!
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