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Balanced Rock Trail, Moab

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Balanced Rock is one of the most popular features of Arches National Park, situated in Grand County, Utah, United States. Balanced Rock is located next to the park's main road, at about 9 miles (14.5 km) from the park entrance.
The total height of Balanced Rock is about 128 feet (39 m), with the balancing rock rising 55 feet (16.75 m) above the base. The big rock on top is the size of three school buses. Until in recent times, Balanced Rock had a similar separate balanced rock named "Chip Off the Old Block". The rock, much smaller than Balanced rock, fell during the winter of 1975/1976.
Balanced Rock can be seen from the park's main road. There is also a short loop trail leading around the base of the rock. Balanced rock was formed through a process known as weathering.
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  • We got great photos our first day but went back two days later just to photograph Balanced Rock with a deep blue sky background. The trail is short, 400 meters round trip, and you need to take this...  more »
  • This is certainly worth a stop on your way along the main road of Arches National Park. Make sure you leave time on your way out to photograph Balanced rock at sunset!  more »
  • When you see it, you wonder how it balances on the lower rock. Glad to have seen it. It looks like it could fall at any moment  more »
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