Balanced Rock and the Petrified Dunes, Photo Gallery, Arches National Park, Utah

Balanced Rock and the Petrified Dunes

Arches National Park

Balanced Rock stands 128' tall and features a 55' tall cap rock estimated to weigh 3577' tons. A short trail leads around the base with exceptional views across the Garden of Eden to the La Sal Mountains. The nearby Petrified Dunes span an area once covered by vast sand dunes that were compressed by overlying sediments, and cemented by quartz and calcite. Subsequent erosion created the rounded domes of Navajo Sandstone we see today.

Related Trails: Petrified Dunes
Balanced Rock

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