This week for Travel Tuesday in continuing with my showing you some of Utah's amazing sights. I am going to take you on a virtual adventure of the longest natural arch in the world. Landscape Arch in Arches National Park, Utah.
This is actually a very easy hike to do. In fact it's only 1.5 miles round trip. You get to it, by driving to the end of Arches National Park, and park in the Devil's Garden trail head. The trail is paved in some portions and is very wide and easy access for almost anyone.
Years ago, you used to be able to hike up under the arch. But oddly enough, one year when I was up camping in the park back in 1991 with my family 3 large slabs of rock fell.
They weren't just small slabs of rock either, they were the size of cars.
I didn't see them fall, they fell during the night. I didn't hear the large crack, but I remember going up after and it was clear the thin part along the top, hadn't been so thin the day before.
Because of this, they closed that section of the trail and you are no longer allowed to hike up under it.
I was going to try and dig through family picture's to show a before and after, but I haven't had the time, sorry.
However, there is a viewing area right in front of it, that you hike right up to now. So you still get to see it, and hike all around the area if you'd like. I believe last measured the arch spans at around 290 feet.
One thing about Landscape Arch, it's an older arch that you never know how much longer it will be around. Some speculate it will have fallen away to rubble in less than 100 years. But while it is here in all it's beauty now, you should consider taking a trip to see the worlds longest natural arch to see it!
Have you been to Arches National Park before?
Did you check out Landscape Arch?