Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Arches of Southern Utah

There are only certain types of rocks that have the characteristics to create rock arches. Parts of Southern Utah have these formations in abundance. You might get the idea that Arches National Park had some sort-of monopoly on arches, but they can be found on many back roads all over the Colorado Plateau and in adjacent areas also. Not all are as spectacular as the Grosvenor Arch located near the Arizona/Utah border, but they can be seen and found in many unexpected locations. Let's just say that you need a high-clearance vehicle and four-wheel drive would be nice to find them. You might also have to hike a few miles. That is not the case with this arch, it is right on a very rough, easily accessible road, unless it is raining, like it was the day this photo was taken.

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