Hunt's Mesa Area, Arizona
The canyons on the south edge of Hunt's Mesa contain some
very large and very spectacular arches. These arches are very remote, require
difficult 4-wheel drive approaches, and are seldom visited. It would take
two days to visit all of these arches. Specially arranged tours would be
needed. These arches are within the boundaries of Monument Valley Navajo
Tribal Park and a Navajo guide is required for any visitation.
|CLARA BERNHEIMER NATURAL BRIDGE - Click on image for details.
|EYE OF THE DOVE is large double cave
natural arch located in a remote part of Monument Valley in the southern
canyons of Hunt's Mesa. Up until the 1990's it remained almost completely
unknown even to the Navajos. Even today few people have seen this large
and spectacular double arch. David Brandt-Erichsen measured each of the
two openings at 110 feet.
|VREELAND ARCH is an alcove natural arch located in a remote part of Monument Valley in the southern canyons of Hunt's Mesa. It has an estimated span of 60 feet.
|HOOLA HEY ARCH is located in a remote part of Monument Valley in the southern canyons of Hunt's Mesa. It was named by Navajo Guide Jerry Cly (pictured). It has an estimated span of 15 feet.
|SPIDERWEB ARCH is a cave natural arch eroded in DeChelly
sandstone. It is located on the south rim of Hunts Mesa in Monument Valley,
Arizona. It takes about a 3/4-day rugged 4-WD trip to visit this remote
arch. David Brandt-Erichsen measured the span of the larger opening at 90
feet, and the smaller opening at 24 feet. See
this arch in 3D.
|BABY ARCH is a pothole
arch near Spiderweb Arch. This is a pretty arch that gets overshadowed
by its huge and spectacular neighbor. It is number 10-18 in the Vreeland
|RUIN ARCH is a small pothole arch set near a small ruin.
It has an estimated span of 12 feet. It can be spotted from the 4WD road
that goes southwest from Spiderweb Arch.
ARCH is a large pothole arch pictured in the Stan Jones Gallery (use
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|UNNAMED ARCH. This small, unnamed arch is a very interesting irregular natural arch eroded
through DeChelly sandstone. It has a span of only about 5 feet, but its
shape and other characteristics make it very unusual. It appears to have
formed as a result of coincidental jointing and gravity. It is located close
to Swinnerton Arch.
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