Talk about a roadside attraction ... Wilson Arch is located between milemarkers 100 and 101 on Highway 191.
It is south of the exit for La Sal, Utah, and an
approximate 20-minute drive south from Moab.
Many people visiting southeast Utah stop by this arch because of its conspicuous placing.
It sits right off the highway; you can't miss it during daylight hours.
Personally, I had a lot of fun at Wilson Arch and recommend it. You can get your "arches fix" here without spending the admission fee for
Arches National Park.
Also, it's a short hike -- albeit a steep one -- to stand underneath the arch.
On a Sunday morning in March, Wilson Arch was the first of three of my visits to arches and landmarks outside
the national parks: Wilson Arch, Looking Glass Rock
and Jug Handle Arch.
The view of Wilson Arch as I approached it, traveling south on Highway 191.
March 17, 2013 - On this Sunday morning, I learned that the general position of the sun made photography of Wilson Arch difficult.
My advice: Unless you are photographing the sunrise, visiting in the afternoon is your best bet, when the sun is at your back.
TOP: From the parking area, the view of Wilson Arch. A trail leads to the base of the arch.
SECOND: Information about the geology and history of Wilson Arch.
Standing at the base of Wilson Arch.
Looking up at that large slab of rock.
Directly into the sun.
Ahhhh, I must visit again -- this time in the late afternoon on a sunny day.
Facing back at Highway 191, I loved the silhouette of the arch.
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