Elephant Rock, Apache County, Arizona
Photo by Jay Wilbur
NABSQNO 12S-665230-4058150. Elephant Rock is a buttress natural arch that has eroded through the end of a fin of Wingate sandstone. The excess rock on the lintel and the boulders scattered near the base of the arch suggest it is young and formed fairly recently. However, the fractured lintel also suggests it will not have a long life. Elephant Rock is located within the boundaries of the Navajo Nation, about 6 miles northwest of Red Rock, Apache County, Arizona. The services of a guide must be used to visit this arch.
Vreeland listed Elephant Rock as number 11-3 in his catalog and reported a span of 15 feet.