Eagle Canyon Arch in Emery County,
Photo by Jay Wilbur
Example Propped Natural Arch
NABSQNO 12S-514484-4299918. Eagle Canyon Arch is a propped natural arch weathered from Wingate sandstone. The opening is an upright slotted aperture. It is clear from a careful examination of the nearly vertical lintel that, rather than redistributing the weight of the adjacent ridge of rock, it is partially supported by that rock. This is the key difference between a propped natural arch and a buttress natural arch.
Eagle Canyon Arch is located about two miles south of the I70 bridge over Eagle Canyon in Emery County, Utah. Access is usually via the 4WD trail down into and along the canyon.
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