Big Eye Arch in Arches National Park,
Photo by Jay Wilbur
Example Fin Natural Arch
NABSQNO 12S-618457-4296779. Big Eye Arch is a fin natural arch eroded through Entrada sandstone. The opening is an upright slotted aperture, most likely the result of weak cementing along a bedding plane. Again, the shape of the opening is the source of the arch's name.
Big Eye Arch is in the North Devils Garden area of Arches National Park near Moab, Utah. It can be reached by a cross-country hike north of Dark Angel at the end of the marked Devils Garden trail. Check in at the park visitor center for directions and the required back-country hiking permit.
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