Arches National Park - Eagle Park

Eagle Park is the northernmost section of Arches National Park, and is only accessable by the 4-wheel-drive Salt Valley Road. It contains open fields as well as rock walls, monoliths, and many more arches such as Blad Eagle Arch and Eagle Arch. There are no desginated trails in this remote section of the park, far removed from the crowds in the more well-known areas. Go to Photo Collection

Other photo locations in Eagle Park

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Description Native bunchgrasses and ephedra dominate the foreground of this scene. Mature juniper and a few pinyon trees cluster at the base of the cliffs, where extra water runoff can support more vegetation.
Date 1968
Photographer Parkinson
Photo Source NPS - SEUG

Description Warm-season native grasses are green, while cool-season grasses have gone dormant in this late August view. Since 1968, juniper have increased in size while pinyon have largely died off. Healthy biological soil crust is visible on the slopes, while the flatter areas show evidence of trampling by hikers. The streambed has cut down into the soil by a foot or two since the 1960s as increased vegetation on the streambanks has prevented stream meander and soil erosion; this is a sign of decreased grazing pressure on the area.
Date 2013-08-26
Photographer Lemke, W.
Photo Source USGS

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