Virgin River Gorge Arches


     We have been through the Gorge many times and have always enjoyed the drive along I 15. Once when traveling through the Gorge, we noticed an arch high up on the North side of the highway, so we started watching for others as we drove through. We noticed another arch high up on the South side of the highway. When we headed to Vegas this past week we had planned on stopping along the highway and getting some pictures and parking coordinates for these arches. Turns out the highway department had other plans for us. There was road work most of the way through the gorge. We improvised by stopping on the way back home. We were able to pull off the freeway and get some good pictures. The coordinates are for places to pull off on the south side of the highway. The coordinates where we stopped for the arch on the North side of I 15 are N 36° 56.408' and W 113° 49.306'. If you are careful there are several places where you can safely pull off and see the arches. The cordinates for the arch on the South side are N 36° 58.21' & W 113° 43.259'.

     Please use caution when stopping along the Interstate and pulling back into traffic!

     Onto the pictures.


Virgin River Gorge arch
Close up of the arch.

Virgin River Gorge arch
Long view - blue arrow points to arch.

Virgin River Gorge arch

Virgin River Gorge arch

Virgin River Gorge arch

Virgin River Gorge arch
Different angle of the same arch.

Virgin River Gorge arch
The pull off along I 15.


Now the arch on the south side of the highway.

Virgin River Gorge arch

Virgin River Gorge arch

Virgin River Gorge arch

Virgin River Gorge arch
Notice the barrel cactus on the upper left ridgeline?

Virgin River Gorge arch


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