Burr Trail, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
One of the many amazing geologic features in Utah’s sandstone is the blind arch. An inset like this is created when upper rock layers remain intact and lower portions have fractured and fallen. Some of these blind arches can be quite large, but this one is a bit on the small side, approximately 15 or 20 feet tall.
Believe it or not, we traveled down a road in this photo. If you look closely, you can see the faint outline of the road’s edge about a quarter of the way down from the top of the frame.