case study: Arches National Park Utah- Tourism in a semi arid enviroment

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  • located in SE Utah on the Colorado Plateau at high altitude from 1245m to 1700m.
  • climate- average 230mm rainfall per year- hot summers exceeding 40 degrees C- cold winters- rainfall is sifficient to support sparse vegetation


  • becam national park in 1971- occupies 300mk2
  • highest concentration of natural stone arches (over 2000)
  • 2006, recieved 833000 visitors ( two thirds of which came in may…



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