How did the Arches form you ask?
Role of fracture localization in arch formation at Arches National Park, Utah
Unweaving the joints in Entrada Sandstone, Arches National Park, Utah, U.S.A.
Development of natural sandstone arches in south-eastern Utah- Robert Blair (1987)
An animation of Arch formation within Arches National Park:
This video attempts to show how the "monuments" of Monument Valley have formed:
Monument Formation ...Although I don't agree with it... As one of my professors once told me, "It has a lot more to do with down-dip cuesta scarp retreat." So, this animation is just a little too simple...but not bad.
Oh, and make sure to stop at Moab Brewery. Pretty refreshing!!!!
My music choice for this road trip from Hwy 128, to Arches, to Canyonlands, to Monument Valley?
Mumford and Sons (never a bad choice!), 1, 2, 3
Trampled by Turtles, 1
Old Crow Medicine Show, 1
Avett Brothers, 1, 2