Grosvenor Arch
Seven miles south of Panguitch on US Rt. 89, turn left onto UT 12. This road climbs up scenic Red Canyon to the top of the Paunsaugunt Plateau, passes through Bryce Canyon National park, descends from the Plateau, and passes through the town of Tropic and arrives at the next town of Cannonville. Turn right onto a road paved as far as Kodachrome Basin. Continue on the dirt road for about 10 miles to the Arch. The larger of the two openings has a span of 60 and a height of 90 feet. Although it is sandstone, lack of iron content resulted in a much lighter colored rock. It was "discovered" back in the '40s by a National Geographic Expedition and named for the then editor of the magazine, Gilbert Grosvenor. The same expedition also named Kodachrome Basin. The arch had probably been known for many years by local ranchers, but never named.
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