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Park Avenue View

The Park Avenue formation in Arches National Park is named for the sheer walls on both sides of Courthouse Wash which reminds the visitor of New York. At this location you will see excellent examples of the three major rock formations found in the park, the Navajo Sandstone, the Carmel Mudstone formation and the Entrada Sandstone.  A beautiful time to take pictures at the Park Avenue viewpoint is between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m., in the early spring or fall. The sky then is likely to be extremely deep blue, which makes a fabulous setting for the coral red sandstone.

"Park Avenue View" 9" x 12" oil ©2004 Deborah Rae Nelson