NABSQNO 17S-262673-4189547

NABSQNO 17S-262673-4189547
Star Gap Arch in Powell County, Kentucky
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.

Topo Map

Other Shelter Natural Arch examples:

Star Gap Arch Natural Arch of Kentucky Carlotta Arch Leland Arch unnamed arch

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