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Just a short hike from the Windows in Arches National Park, is the third largest arch structure in the park.

"The road ends at 9 m., and a ten-minute hike through COVE OF CAVES, an amphiteater whose wind-pocked walls return echoes that double back on themselves, leads to DOUBLE ARCH, sometimes known as the "jughandles." Here, two massive arcs of streaked salmon-pink stone swing outward and downward from the common abutment of Windows Reef. The larger extends 165 feet from reef to base, and towers 156 feet above the debris below. The smaller, though not by any means dwarfed by its companion, has as yet been considered too insignificant (by a people who take the spectacular calmly) to merit measurement. It probably is no more than high enough to shelter a three or four story building (much of the estimating of dimensions in this region is done by simple triangulation, using the thumb or forefinger for transit and a guess for a base line)."
--- Utah. A Guide to the State, 1941

Unlike other arches in the park, this large arch structure is a pothole arch, caused by water erosion, not wind.

Address: Arches National Park, Arches National Park
Directions: Located in the Windows Section of Arches National Park.
Phone: 435-719-2299
Website: http://www.nps.gov/arch/planyourvisit/hiking.htm

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  • Written Oct 3, 2009
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