Woman found dead in Arches National Park

Her body was found in the Devils Garden area, officials said.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) The late afternoon sun ignites a rainbow during a brief rain shower in the Devils Garden campground at Arches National Park May 19, 2013. A woman's body was found in this area over the weekend, authorities say.

Authorities are investigating after staffers at Arches National Park found a woman’s body Saturday in the Devils Garden area.

Grand County personnel and Arches staff recovered the unidentified woman’s body at about 6:45 p.m. Saturday, according to a news release.

The remains will be taken to the Utah Office of the Medical Examiner for identification and to determine the cause of death, the release said.

The Grand County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.

Devils Garden is 18 miles north of the Arches Visitor Center, located at the end of the park road, according to NPS.gov.

The area is home to Landscape Arch, the longest arch in North America, and offers hiking, camping, backpacking and other activities.