These Before And After Pics Of Arches National Park In Utah Show Just How Much It Has Changed

You’ve probably heard the saying, “You can’t step in the same river twice.” It’s referring to the fact that the river is constantly changing – every water molecule traveling over the river bed changes it in a tiny, imperceptible way. With enough water over enough time, the changes become possible for us to notice. If there’s a flood, the river changes drastically in just minutes, and we see the effects immediately.

Such is the case with everything in the world. Even seemingly stable things like mountains and rocks continue to change over time. Here are 14 before and after photos that show how much the park has changed in less than a century.

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While some change in nature happens very slowly over time, other change can occur in an instant, and we can see examples of both at Arches National Park. When is the last time you visited the park? Has it changed since the first time you saw it? We’d love to read your thoughts in the comments.

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