Aikens Arch, San Bernadino County, California
Photo by Jay Wilbur
NABSQNO 11S-614074-3900628. Aikens Arch is a lava natural arch that formed as a result of roof collapse over a very short lava tube that drained at the edge of a major flow. It is located in a remote, but absolutely fascinating part of the East Mojave National Scenic Area. Access is via gravel and dirt roads, some of them 4WD, that connect back to Interstate 15 at the Cima Road exit. The route goes by the original location of the infamous Mohave telephone booth that became an Internet cult craze during the '90s. It has a span of 24 feet. Aikens Arch is listed in the Vreeland catalog as number 23-40.