Our Daily Sykes #387 – Double Arch near Moab, Utah

This Double Arch - its descriptive name - near Moab, Utah and in the Arches National Park, is one of the best known of the more than 1000 arches that span the skies of the southwest - most of them in southern Utah.  The double arch is conveniently a mere half mile from its own parking lot, and according to Google's description "there are no guardrails or fences to prevent visitors form exploring direclty beneth and through the arches. The area was used as a backdrop for the opening scene of Indian Jones.

This Double Arch – its descriptive name – is one of the more popular of the 1000-plus arches that span southwest skies – most of them in southern Utah.  It is conveniently close to its own Double Arch parking area – a half mile hike round trip.   Google Earth notes, “There are no guardrails or fences to prevent visitors from exploring directly beneath and through the arches.  The area was used as a backdrop for the opening scene of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.”  On its visit to Utah ca. 1950 the vacationing Dorpats made it to Bryce and Zion but not the Arches.  This failure continued with Indiana Jones.  I saw none of the sequels, and so missed the Hollywood premier of Syke’s Double Arch.

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