From Kodachrome Basin State Park, a 12-mile dirt road leads to the remote Grosvenor Arch.  The highlight is a double arch towering 150 feet (45 m) tall, located in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.  A short, paved walk from the parking area leads visitors directly to the arch.  It’s easy to be precisely beneath the arch for views peering into the sky.  This landmark is so tall it seems like a dream!

The arch was named after Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor, president of the National Geographic Society – the first full-time editor of National Geographic Magazine.  This gem is off the beaten path, so as a result provides a quiet haven for enjoying the desert landscape in solitude.  While this experience requires a little longer drive to get to, the reward received when gazing upwards at this giant arch is amazing!

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