As we crossed the railroad tracks on the Corona Arch trail the sun was just right so we could see an arch across the canyon and we wondered if it was our destination. Once we reached Corona and Bow Tie Arches we knew the first arch we had seen was something else entirely!
After enjoying Corona and Bow Tie we went off trail and with a bit of creative rock scrambling and an extra half mile or so of travel we came to the unnamed arch and welcome solitude along with more fantastic views.
|Threatening skies add drama to the colorful landscape.|
Here, the Colorado River and the Potash railroad tracks curve gracefully through sandstone formations.
|Can you see the sun shining through the arch across the way?|
That became our off trail destination.
|Looking back down Corona Arch trail.|
|Bow Tie Arch.|
|Hans stands under the enormous Corona Arch.|
Crazy people swing on ropes through this arch...some have misjudged the span and lost their lives!
|We traverse the flanks of the sandstone formation, making our way towards the unnamed arch |
with spectacular views all around.
|Woohoo! Arch found and no one else around!|
|More off trail scrambling on the way out gave us a different view of Corona Arch.|
There are tiny dots of people under the arch.
|A very red Colorado River.|
|A drive further out Potash Rd. brought us to Jug Handle Arch.|
|Indian art along Potash Rd.|
Fortunately these panels were high above the road bed and thus safe from vandals...
other panels along the road were not so fortunate.