The sense I am getting from visiting all these national parks and seeing bizarre geologic formations is that it took a lot of time for rocks and mountains and the earth to look like this. In the case of Arches, this process started 300 million years ago and today I’m able to see this little blip in time and in another million years, it might not be called Arches because all the natural arches will have eroded away. Time, water, wind and the earth’s upheaval created places like this. It’s pretty magical here- especially at sunset. We spent three days there and did some amazing and intense hikes. I love that we’re here in the spring because the summer would be deathly hot and crowded.