NABSQNO 12S-653098-4054469

NABSQNO 12S-653098-4054469
An unnamed arch in Apache County, Arizona
Photo by Jay Wilbur

Example Buttress Natural Arch

NABSQNO 12S-653098-4054469. This unnamed arch is a young buttress natural arch eroded through a projecting wall of Wingate sandstone. The lintel shows considerable excess rock, i.e., rock that does not redistribute weight. The opening is an upright oval aperture.

This arch is in a very remote area of the Navajo Nation. The services of a guide must be obtained to visit it. Because the area has spiritual significance, permission may not always be granted.

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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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