Needles Eye in Catron County, New Mexico
Photo by Jay Wilbur
NABSQNO 12S-702420-3699950. Needles Eye is a shelter natural arch eroded through basalt. It is located above Mineral Creek in the Gila National Forest about 5 miles northeast of Alma, Catron County, New Mexico. Access is via US Forest Service roads, followed by a short walk on a marked trail. Vreeland included this arch in his catalog as number 17-3 and reported a span of 30 feet.