NABSQNO 12S-707387-3886322

NABSQNO 12S-707387-388632
Feather Rock Arch in McKinley County, New Mexico
Photo by Jay Wilbur

Example Buttress Natural Arch

NABSQNO 12S-707387-3886322. Feather Rock Arch is a young buttress natural arch with an oval opening. It is considered young because there is a significant amount of rock in the lintel that does not participate in weight redistribution. It is eroded through a projecting wall of Zuni sandstone.

Feather Rock Arch, which has also been known as Pierced Rock, is on the Zuni Reservation, McKinley County, New Mexico. Although it can be easily viewed from state highway 53, a permit must be obtained from Zuni Tribal Headquarters before taking any photos. Vreeland included this arch in his catalog as number 17-5 and reported a span of 40 feet.

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Other Buttress Natural Arch examples:

Feather Rock Arch White Mesa Natural Arch Corona Arch unnamed arch unnamed arch

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