Arches National Park - Windows Arch

The North and South Windows are a popular destination within Arches National Park, just a few minute's walk from the parking area of the Windows Section. Go to Photo Collection

Photo Collection

Description This view of the Windows area shows a community of juniper, ephedra, and shinnery oak. The foreground soils are slightly trampled due to the proximity to a popular viewpoint.
Date 1941
Photographer Reed, Harry
Photo Source NPS - SEUG

Description Juniper in this area near Windows has experienced heavy dieback, likely due to recent drought. Some shinnery oak have also died. Ephedra have continued to thrive, and young blackbrush are recruiting to the area. The soils show significant trampling in the foreground and a casual trail has eroded into the soil at the lower center of the frame.
Date 2006
Photographer Schelz, Charles
Photo Source NPS - SEUG

Description Near Windows, juniper continue to show severe dieback from the early 2000s drought, but young shinnery oak have recently sprouted in the foreground. Blackbrush fill the spaces between juniper, and the trampled soils in the lower left continue to erode away.
Date 2013-May
Photographer Lemke, W.
Photo Source USGS

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