Scenic USA - Utah
Scenic USA offers a collection of select photographs from a wide variety of attractions, points of interest, historic sites, state parks and
national parks found throughout the United States. Each photo feature is coupled with a brief explanation.
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|Photo by Ken Reece
Ken Reece Photography
First glance at this extremely thin ribbon of rock, some may think it's the famous icon of Arches National Park, Delicate Arch. Found in the Devils Garden Section, this is Landscape Arch, the longest rock span in the park, measuring a fraction over 290 feet. Composed of Entrada sandstone, Landscape Arch may also hold the record of the longest span in the world. But, like any other records, it may not last. Over the last ten years on several occasions massive sections of this natural rock arch have peeled away, creating quite a stirring story. With visitor safety in mind, park officials quickly closed the pathway under this thinning six foot arch. Here in the park, collapsing arches isn’t something new. Sometime during the night of August 4, 2008, the 71 foot long Wall Arch collapsed, giving park visitors some insight on the life cycle of an arch. The most recent arch casualty, the Ephemeral Arch, fell during the week of May 23, 2010, in the the Valley of Fire, Nevada.
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