R.I.P. Wall Arch: ‘It Just Went Kaboom’

Travel Blog  •  Michael Yessis  •  08.11.08 | 10:11 AM ET

archutahPhoto of pre-collapse Wall Arch by MatthiasKabel (GNU Free Documentation License)

Utah’s Arches National Park—the most beautiful park of many beautiful parks in the American Southwest—lost one of its most visited arches last week. It’s believed the 71-foot-tall arch, which was the 12th largest in the park, collapsed under its own weight. “Not being a geologist, I can’t get very technical but it just went kaboom,” Arches Chief Ranger Denny Ziemann told the Salt Lake Tribune. The trail between Double 0 Arch and Wall Arch has been closed indefinitely.

1 Comment for R.I.P. Wall Arch: ‘It Just Went Kaboom’

TambourineMan 08.11.08 | 1:25 PM ET

Damn. Bernie Mac, Isaac Hayes and now Wall Arch? What a crummy weekend.

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