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Arches National Park makes hiking trail more accessible

Published March 14, 2012 4:42 pm

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One of the most-popular spots in Arches National Park may be able to handle more visitors.

Staff at the park on Wednesday announced improvements to the trail system in The Windows. According to a post on the Arches Facebook page, crews "added several hundred feet of accessible trail" and a parking spot and ramp that is compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act.

"Visitors confined to wheelchairs now have a loftier perch from which to gaze at a spectacular collection of arches," park staff wrote on Facebook. "And since this project was funded entirely with entrance fee money, please give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done."

Staff also posted the attached photograph of the new parking spot.

Earlier this year, the National Park Service announced a new trail outside Arches.

— Nate Carlisle

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