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Arches National Park

The Arches National Park quarter is number 23 in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program.  This park, in the state of Utah, is a red rock wonderland, though the colors you can see there are certainly not limited to red. 

The park's landforms and textures are unlike any others in the world.  The unique geological conditions there have created more than 2,000 natural stone arches in many shapes and sizes.  They also created hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins (fin-shaped rock formations), and giant "balancing" rocks. 

Delicate Arch, through which the Olympic torch relay passed in 2002, is featured in the quarter's design.  This 65-foot arch is well-known in Utah, depicted throughout the state in places like postage stamps and license plates. 

On the coin, the La Sal Mountains are visible in the background.  The park was first established as Arches National Monument on April 12, 1929.

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