Thursday, March 27, 2008

Skyline Arch Trail

The Skyline Arch Trail is a short 0.4 mile trail near the Devils Garden Campground in Arches National Park.Skyline Arch towers over the area below. The interpretive information says that in 1940, this arch suddenly doubled its size, a large chunk falling forward and crashing below. Arches are normally thought to form slowly, but this one grow with a leap.

As I stood below the arch and looked at the pile of stone still resting where it fell in 1940, I heard children's voices coming from the arch above. Somehow, two youngsters managed to climb up there and sit under the arch way.
This is a short and easy hike but is one that most skip on the way to the popular Devil's Garden.

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