Ted's World of Arches

A Natural Bridge is formed by the action of running water and is situated in or near a former creek bed.  An Arch is a span in a rock created by the forces of erosion, primarily ice.  In certain national parks, a formation officially qualifies as an arch only if the opening is at least three feet long in one direction; at Ted's World there is no such restriction.

Known or estimated dimensions of the openings of the various structures are listed as [width in feet × height in feet].  These measurements should be taken only as approximations; for there are some discrepancies even among "official" sources.  The numbers published on this page are "best guesses" based upon currently available data, and are intended only to provide a sense of scale for readers unfamiliar with the formations.

Many arches are misnamed as natural bridges on topo maps, and frequently those misnomers have remained the popular choices — even in certain federal parks where the management should know better.  At Ted's World, however, naming is based solely upon geologic correctness.

Most images are available for download in 1024×768 Jpeg format; a few older ones are somewhat smaller.

– click on any picture for a high-resolution graphic –

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ARIZONA — VERMILLION CLIFFS NATIONAL MONUMENT
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Top Rock Arch
at The Wave
est. 12 × 6

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ARIZONA — MISC
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Rainbow Bridge
Lake Powell
– highest in the western hemisphere –

275 × 246
Hole in the Rock
Lower Antelope Canyon
7 × 9
unnamed
Lower Antelope Canyon
3 × 3

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CALIFORNIA — ALABAMA HILLS
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Eye of Alabama Arch Mobius Arch
17 × 6
(same)
 
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Lathe Arch
13 × 2
(unknown)
7 × 1

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CALIFORNIA — YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
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Indian Ridge Arch
Indian Rock Trail
(same) (same)
 
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Old Shoe Arch
North Dome summit
(not officially recognized)

2 × 1

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CALIFORNIA — MISC
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Deep Creek Arch
Coldstream Trail, Truckee
2 × 9
Thunder Mountain Arch
Thunder Mountain Trail, Eldorado NF
5 × 15

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NEVADA — FALLING MAN TRAIL
 
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unnamed-01 unnamed-02 unnamed-03

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NEVADA — LITTLE FINLAND
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NEVADA — VALLEY OF FIRE STATE PARK
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Arch Rock
Atlatl Rock Road
12 × 8
unnamed-01 unnamed-02
 
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unnamed-03
Petroglyph Canyon Trail
unnamed-04
(same)
(same)
 
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Mouse's Buttress
12 × 10
(same) Quadruple arch
 
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unnamed-05
10 × 10
Broken Tunnel
6 × 3
unnamed 06-07
 
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unnamed-08
6 × 6
unnamed-09
3 × 4
unnamed-10
4 × 1
 
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unnamed-11
3 × 3
unnamed-12
3 × 4
unnamed-13
5 × 6
 
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White Domes Arch One
White Domes Loop
7 × 4
(same) Movie Set Arch
(same)
2 × 3
 
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Roadside attractions

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UTAH — ARCHES NATIONAL PARK
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Tower Arch
101 × 45
(same) (same}
 
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Sand Dune Arch
25 × 12
(same) Echo Arch
17 × 26
 
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Landscape Arch
– longest arch in the world –
290 × 106
Navajo Arch
41 × 13
(same)
 
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Double-O Arch
66 × 35  /  21 × 9
(same) (same)
 
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Partition Arch
30 × 30  /  9 × ?
Black Arch
71 × 39
Skyline Arch
71 × 34
 
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Delicate Arch
33 × 45
(same) Frame Arch
15 × 13
 
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Skull Arch
47 × 30  /  28 × 27
Surprise Arch
63 × 53
(same)
 
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Double Arch
144 × 112  /  61 × 86
Turret Arch
35 × 65  /  11 × 12
(same)
 
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The Spectacles
North Window: 90 × 48
South Window: 115 × 56
Broken Arch
53 × 41
(same)
 
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Walk Through Bridge
9 × 8
(same) Crawl Through Arch
8 × 2
 
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Tunnel Arch
24 × 26
(same) unnamed
 
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Pine Tree Arch
45 × 44
(same) unnamed
 
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Baby Arch
26 × 16
Private Arch
– discovered in 1980 –
38 × 18
(same)
 
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Top Story Window
Box Arch
31 × 14

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UTAH — BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK
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Wall of Windows unnamed unnamed
 
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Mossy Cave Windows (same) Bryce Canyon Arch
(not a natural bridge)
 
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Hoodoos at Bryce Point

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UTAH — CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK
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Mesa Arch
94 × 7

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UTAH — CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK
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Peekaboo Arch
36 × 16
Saddle Arch
50 × 55
Shy Arch
 
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Muley Arch unnamed Left Hand Arch!
 
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Hickman Natural Bridge
133 × 125
(same) (same)
 
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Cassidy Arch
70 × 100
(same)

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UTAH — GRAND STAIRCASE ESCALANTE NATIONAL MONUMENT
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Grosvenor Arch
55 × 85
(same) unnamed
 
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Metate Arch
16 × 22
(same) unnamed
 
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Stevens Arch
– 9th longest span in the world –
220 × 140
(same) Cliff Arch
 
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Coyote Natural Bridge
50 × 16
(same) Jacob Hamblin Arch
est. 50 × 100
 
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Escalante Arch
(not a natural bridge)
100 × 130
(same) unnamed
 
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Covered Wagon Natural Bridge
23 × 10
Cedar Wash Arch
est. 15 × 20
(same)

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UTAH — GOLDEN SPIKE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
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Chinese Arch
10 × 12
(same)

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UTAH — MOAB AREA
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Corona Arch
110 × 110
(same) Bowtie Arch
30 × 30
 
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Pritchett Arch
(not a natural bridge)
121 × 50
Window Arch
40 × 50
(same)
 
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Jughandle Arch Morning Glory Arch
– 5th longest in the world –
(not a natural bridge)
243 × 75
(same)

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UTAH — NATURAL BRIDGES NATIONAL MONUMENT
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Sipapu Bridge
– 8th longest in the world –
225 × 144
(same) (same)
 
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Owachomo Bridge
180 × 106
(same) Shoe Arch
10 × 6
 
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Kachina Bridge
192 × 210
(same) (same)

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UTAH — SAN RAFAEL SWELL
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Wild Horse Window
35 × 22
(same) Squint Arch
30 × 5

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UTAH — ZION NATIONAL PARK
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Hidden Arch
– officially discovered in 1998 –
Two Pines Arch
32 × 33
under the Angels Landing Trail
3 × 5

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Landscape Arch Partition Arch Navajo Arch Double-O Arch Black Arch
Skyline Arch Pine Tree Arch Sand Dune Arch Broken Arch Private Arch
Double Arch Turret Arch Baby Arch
Tower Arch Parallel Arch Delicate Arch Frame Arch Echo Arch
Walk Through Bridge Skull Arch Surprise Arch
Corona Arch Little Rainbow Bridge Bowtie Arch Mesa Arch
Hole in the Rock Jughandle Arch
Peekaboo Arch Music Arch
Kachina Bridge Owachomo Bridge Sipapu Bridge
Deep Creek Arch
Indian Ridge Arch Old Shoe Arch
Escalante Arch Grosvenor Arch
Cedar Mesa Arch Covered Wagon Natural Bridge Metate Arch
Coyote Natural Bridge Jacob Hamblin Arch Cliff Arch Stevens Arch
Saddle Arch Peek-a-boo Arch Shy Arch
Cassidy Arch Hickman Natural Bridge Wild Horse Window Squint Arch
Window Arch Pritchett Arch Top Rock Arch Chinese Arch