Arch Rock in San Juan County, New Mexico
Photo by Jay Wilbur
Example Meander Natural BridgeNABSQNO 13S-246081-4086569. Arch Rock is a young meander natural bridge cut through San Jose sandstone by a tributary stream that flows into Arch Rock Canyon. It is considered young because the streambed, usually dry, fills the span of the opening.
Arch Rock is located about 10 miles north of Aztec, San Juan County, New Mexico, and is shown as Arch Rock on the Mount Nebo quadrangle. It is reached by a short walk from a dirt road that can be negotiated by high clearance vehicles. The arch has a span of 33 feet, a height of 29 feet, a width of 15 feet, and a thickness of about 20 feet. It was listed in the Vreeland catalog as number 17-16
Stories of buried gold and high Western drama have been told about this arch, but it is unlikely that there is any truth behind them.
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