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Utah’s Delicate Arch to be on a U.S. ‘forever stamp’

Geology might take a long time, but Delicate Arch is ‘forever.’ One of Utah’s icons will appear on new USPS Forever stamps!

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Images of Delicate Arch are seemingly everywhere: license plates, magazine covers, calendars and computer screen savers. Now it will soon grace something a bit more prestigious: a U.S. postage stamp.

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Delicate Arch, a 65-foot-tall natural arch in Arches National Park, Grand County, is composed of Jurassic-age sandstone including the Slick Rock Member of the Entrada Sandstone (base and pedestals) and Moab Member of the Curtis Formation (bridge). Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Grand County, Utah Photographer: Marshall Robinson; © 2015

POTD March 23, 2016: Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Grand County, Utah

POTD 3-22-16 Delicate Arch

Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Grand County, Utah
Photographer: Marshall Robinson; © 2015

Delicate Arch, a 65-foot-tall natural arch in Arches National Park, Grand County, is composed of Jurassic-age sandstone including the Slick Rock Member of the Entrada Sandstone (base and pedestals) and Moab Member of the Curtis Formation (bridge).

Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Grand County, Utah Photographer: Sonja Heuscher; © 2014

POTD June 15, 2015: Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Grand County, Utah

We had to turn our air conditioning on this weekend—it’s getting hot! Cool down with this photo while we thaw out our spectacular Utah Geology.

POTD 6-2-15 Delicate Arch, Arches

Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Grand County, Utah
Photographer: Sonja Heuscher; © 2014

POTD August 8, 2013: Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Grand County, Utah

Arches National Park, Grand County, Utah
Photographer: Michael Vanden Berg

A small window in the Slick Rock Member of the Entrada Sandstone frames a view of Utah’s most famous landform, Delicate Arch. The arch is composed of Jurassic-aged sandstone including the Slick Rock Member (base and  pedestals) and Moab Member of the Curtis Formation (bridge). In the distance, Oligocene-aged igneous rock forms the snow-covered La Sal Mountains.

POTD June 24, 2013: Arches National Park, Grand County, Utah

Arches National Park, Grand County
Photographer: William Lund

Delicate Arch is formed of Jurassic-age sandstone—the Slick Rock Member of the Entrada Sandstone (base and pedestals) and Moab Member of the Curtis Formation (bridge). With a horizontal span of 32 feet and a vertical span of 46 feet, Delicate Arch is small compared to many other natural arches, but its free-standing nature makes it unique in the world and emblematic of Utah’s spectacular red-rock geology.