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Monticello in San Juan County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Wilson Arch

 
 
Wilson Arch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber
1. Wilson Arch Marker
Inscription.  
Wilson Arch was named after Joe Wilson, a local pioneer who had a cabin nearby in Dry Valley. This formation is known as Entrada Sandstone. Over time superficial cracks, joints, and folds of these layers were saturated with water. Ice formed in the fissures, melted under extreme desert heat, and winds cleaned out the loose particles. A series of free-standing fins remained. Wind and water attacked these fins until, in some, cementing material gave way and chunks of rock tumbled out. Many damaged fins collapsed like the one to the right of Wilson Arch. Others, with the right degree of hardness survived despite their missing middles like Wilson Arch.


 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Features.
 
Location. 38° 16.414′ N, 109° 22.352′ W. Marker is in Monticello, Utah, in San Juan County. Marker is on U.S. 191 south of Wilson Arch Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monticello UT 84535, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic La Sal Post Office
Wilson Arch and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber
2. Wilson Arch and Marker
(approx. 7.2 miles away); Hole N” The Rock, Utah (approx. 9.2 miles away); The Spanish Trail (approx. 9.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Wilson Arch. Wikipedia article on Wilson Arch. (Submitted on January 1, 2011, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona.) 
 
Wilson Arch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 12, 2010
3. Wilson Arch Marker
Wilson Arch in background
Wilson Arch image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber
4. Wilson Arch
Wilson Arch image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber
5. Wilson Arch
View from Wilson Arch image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber
6. View from Wilson Arch
View from Wilson Arch image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber
7. View from Wilson Arch
Trail to Wilson Arch image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber
8. Trail to Wilson Arch
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 24, 2010, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. This page has been viewed 528 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 24, 2010, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona.   3. submitted on January 14, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on December 24, 2010, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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Apr. 10, 2020