Landscape Arch - Arches National Park, UT
Posted by: mtn-man
N 38° 47.445 W 109° 36.270
12S E 621196 N 4294481
Quick Description: Landscape Arch is possibly the largest arch in the world. It is rivaled only by Kolob Arch in Zion National Park. It is a thin arch and reportedly the name was switched with the famous Delicate Arch from nearby. It is a must see.
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 6/2/2006 9:55:03 PM
Waymark Code: WME3Y
Landscape Arch can be reached with a short and fairly level hike from the Devil's Garden Parking Area on the north end of Arches National Park. The arch is a staggering 290 feet long (almost a football field) and is as thin as 6 feet. In the past you could hike under the arch, but massive rock falls in 1991 and 1995 have forced the park service to close off access to the area. At the coordinates you will find the NPS sign about the arch. There is a photo showing the 1991 rock fall on this sign. Along the way you will be rewarded with visits to two other nearby arch structures with short side trips. Pine Tree Arch offers some great photography. Hiking further on unmaintained trails yeilds views of many more arches, including Double O.
The BEST time to visit the arch is early in the morning. The sun shines right on the arch, as shown in the example photo. Enjoy this wonder of nature. As fragile as it looks, there is no telling how long we will be able to view this beautiful arch.
Post a picture of you with your GPS to show us that you made it to the arch. We want photos!
Photo of the Arch by itself?: yes
Type of Arch: Wind Eroded
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