Balanced Rock

Balanced Rock

Balanced Rock is a popular rock formation and short trail at Arches National Park in Utah. It’s the 6th stop along Arches Scenic Drive, just before the turn to the Windows Section.

Balanced Rock at Arches National Park in Utah

Balanced Rock

Balanced Rock at Arches National Park in Utah

Balanced Rock

The fragile formation was created by erosion and looks like a giant boulder carefully balanced on top of a pedestal. It’s a total of 128 feet tall. The boulder has a height of 55 feet and weighs 3,500 tons.

Balanced Rock at Arches National Park in Utah

A closer look

Balanced Rock at Arches National Park in Utah

Another look at the rock

A short and easy 0.2 mile trail takes you around the rock formation, which looks different from every angle. The views from the trail are also excellent.

Balanced Rock at Arches National Park in Utah

A look from the trail

Balanced Rock at Arches National Park in Utah

It doesn’t look very “balanced” from this side

View from Balanced Rock at Arches National Park in Utah

View from the trail

 

Panorama Point

Shortly after the turn to the Windows Section is Panorama Point. From this area, you can get a panoramic look at the Fiery Furnace in the distance as well as the Windows Section.

Fiery Furnace from Panorama Point at Arches National Park in Utah

Fiery Furnace from Panorama Point

Fiery Furnace from Panorama Point at Arches National Park in Utah

Fiery Furnace from Panorama Point

Windows Section from Panorama Point at Arches National Park in Utah

Windows Section from Panorama Point

 

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