Will Minor Arch, Mesa County, Colorado
Photos by Jay Wilbur (left) and Craig Shelley (right)
NABSQNO 12S-680894-4333823. Will Minor Arch is an interesting double buttress natural arch with a secondary opening in its lintel. It is eroded through Entrada sandstone. Will Minor Arch is located above Mee Canyon in a BLM wilderness area west of Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado. Access requires a permit and directions from the BLM ranger station in Grand Junction. The arch was named for Will Minor, a prolific writer, photographer, and story-teller who publicized this area in the 1960's and 70's. It has a span of 30 feet, a height of 35 feet, and a thickness of 5 feet. The secondary opening has a span of 17 feet.