Ribbon Arch in Arches National Park,
Photo by Jay Wilbur
Example Arc Natural Arch
NABSQNO 12S-626890-4284230. Ribbon Arch is an arc natural arch eroded in Entrada sandstone. It has a span to breadth ratio of about 50 to 1. It is located atop Elephant Butte in the Windows section of Arches National Park, Utah. Special permission must be obtained from the National Park Service to make the difficult technical climb required to access Ribbon Arch. A viewpoint on the north side of Elephant Butte can be reached by hiking cross-country, but there is no trail. Visitors must obtain a permit and directions from the visitor center before making any back-country hike in the park.
Please note that the location of Ribbon Arch on many of the USGS topographic maps is incorrect, as is the location shown in the Stevens/McCarrick catalog on Arches National Park. The two Google Maps below show the correct location.
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