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Wilson Arch - Highway 191 South of Moab, Utah

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.

Wilson Arch, Utah
The view of Wilson Arch as I approached it, traveling south on Highway 191.

Photos and video by Steve Garufi in Fruita, Colorado. Facebook - Twitter - Pinterest - YouTube

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Wilson Arch, UT

Wilson Arch Sign


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.

Wilson Arch Utah 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.

If you enjoy Moab's red rock scenery, my other pages:
  • Double O Arch
  • Tower Arch
  • Ring Arch
  • Morning Glory Natural Bridge
  • Wilson Arch, Utah People up there give perspective to the size of Wilson Arch.


    You definitely need to visit for yourself, but in the meantime, here's a video. :)

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