Arches National Park - Klondike Bluffs

The Klondike Bluffs section of Arches National Park is only accessable via the 4-wheel-drive Salt Valley road. This area contains several impressive arches, fins, and monoliths; and the remote setting compared to the rest of the park allows visitors a chance to experience these hikes and arches in solitude. Go to Photo Collection

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Description The valley around Tower Arch trail is dominated by junpier with some singleleaf ash. Biological soil crust is visible as dark patches on the soil.
Date 1925
Photographer Beam, George
Photo Source NPS - SEUG

Description Most of the vegetation in this scene near Tower Arch show signs of dieback from recent drought. In addition to juniper and singleleaf ash, young Apache plume, ephedra, blackbrush, skunkbush, and mountain pepperplant have recruited into the area. The foreground soils show extensive biological crust, showing that foot traffic is not common here.
Date 2006-07-03
Photographer Schelz, Charles
Photo Source NPS - SEUG

Description Young plants continue to recruit into this juniper-blackbrush valley. Brickellbushes dot the foreground. Nearly all of the juniper have persisted since 1925 and are showing some recovery from the early 2000s drought.
Date 2013-05-12
Photographer Lemke, W.
Photo Source USGS

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