Joannes Arch, Coconino County, Arizona
Photo by Danny Horowitz
NABSQNO 12S-410520-4094320. Joannes Arch is a buttress natural arch eroded through Navajo sandstone. It is located near The Wave within the Paria Canyon Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness, in Coconino County, Arizona. Because this area is managed by the BLM as a sensitive wilderness area, a permit is required to visit. Access is via the Wire Pass trailhead, followed by open desert hiking. Only experienced desert hikers should attempt this hike. Vreeland listed Joannes Arch as number 12-2 in his catalog and reported a span of 10 feet.