Landscape Arch, Arches National Park
Categories: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
Landscape Arch is the longest of the many natural rock arches located in the Arches National Park in Utah, USA. The arch is among many in the area known as Devil's Garden in the north area of the park. It was named by Frank Beckwith, leader of the Arches National Monument Scientific Expedition, who explored the area in the winter of 1933–1934, and can be reached by short walk/hike of about 1.5 miles along a maintained trail.The Natural Arch and Bridge Society (NABS) now considers the Landscape Arch to be the second longest natural arch in the world, having measured the span in 2004 at 290.1 ± 0.8 feet (88.4 m), which is slightly longer than a measurement made by the Society in 2006 of Kolob Arch in Zion National Park. Since 1991, three slabs of sandstone measuring 30, 47, and 70 feet long have fallen from the thinnest section of Landscape Arch, prompting the Park Service to close the trail that once passed beneath it.To visit Landscape Arch on your trip to Arches National Park, use our Arches National Park trip itinerary builder.
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This was spectacular - both in terms of the hike and the feature. Landscape Arch was not that far in, really, on the way to Double O Arch. The expanse is huge, and it looks perilously delicate. See it... read more »
This is easy hike. You go thru canyon and out to arch. You can hike the entire length of the trail, but it was late in afternoon and we decided to go back. Beautiful.
This extremely thin arch spans 306 feet. Experts say it will not last long; collapse is in its near future (so come see it now, while you can!) From the trail head, keep left (the right "spur" goes el... read more »
It's worth the short hike to see this arch. At one point you were able to walk up to it. Then, pieces of it it fell away so it is now fenced off.
An iconic arch. But keep going up the trail to double arch and Dark Angel. That is where is gets really cool.
Robert van den Boom
Even though it's hard to get a good perspective, this arch is absolutely impressive. The walk towards it is beautiful as well.
Beautiful trail and spectacular arch. A must see
A true wonder if nature. This arch seems utterly impossible and is a highlight of the park.
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