Star Gap Arch in Powell County,
Photo by Jay Wilbur
Example Shelter Natural Arch
NABSQNO 17S-262673-4189547. Star Gap Arch is an adult shelter natural arch. It has a cylindrical opening with an arched top and flat floor that is the result of the merger of two cavities on opposite sides of a sandstone ridge. This opening shape, as if a semicircular aperture had been stretched until its width was comparable to its span, is very typical of shelter natural arches.
Star Gap Arch is located in the Red River Gorge area of Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky. It is shown on the Slade topographic quadrangle northeast of the small town of Nada, Kentucky. It has a span of 68 feet, a height of 15 feet, a width of 57 feet, and a thickness of 12 feet. A Forest Service hiking trail leads to the arch.
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