West Cove Arches




    This area is called West Cove on the Topo maps we have and it has numerous arches. The most prominent arch is Morning Arch, but there are more in this area and they are more difficult to spot. There are also other features to enjoy here, like a balanced rock, alcoves, spires and a balanced head. We spotted at least three arches not counting Morning Arch. The terrain is not difficult, but I would avoid going if the weather is going to be wet. There are several dry washes that need to be crossed to get close to the arches and other feaures

    The coordinates for this area are N37° 8.031' & W 111° 56.945'. To get there head to Kanab and just before you start up the passing lane at the Cockscomb there is a small drive on the right (north) side of the highway. Any type of vehicle can be used. Be sure to leave the gate as you find it (open or closed). The coordinates are just general for the area as the arches all along the walls. You might want to spend some time just walking into all the "coves" and see what is in each one.

Arch to the west of Morning Arch
Long view of the cove - arch is on the southeast wall.

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For size perspective, that is me.

closer view of the arch
Closer view of the arch.

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Closer still.

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You can see the light behind the arch.

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Cave opening near the arch.

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A different arch.

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Same arch as above picture.

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Arch northwest of Morning Arch.

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Long view of arch to the northwest.

balanced rock
Is it a balanced head?

balanced rock
Does this qualify as a bird-brain?

balanced rock

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Same balanced rock, different angle.

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