Natural monuments in Moab

Balanced Rock

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Balanced Rock is one of the most popular features of Arches National Park, situated in Grand County, Utah, United States. Balanced Rock is located next to the park's main road, at about 9 miles (14.5 km) from the park entrance.

The total height of Balanced Rock is about 128 feet (39 m), with the balancing rock rising 55 feet (16.75 m) above the base. The big rock on top is the size of three school buses. Until recently, Balanced Rock had a companion - a similar, but much smaller balanced rock named "Chip Off The Old Block", which fell during the winter of 1975/1976.

Balanced Rock can be seen from the park's main road. There is also a short loop trail leading around the base of the rock.

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Adam Sigel
23 May 2018
From the opening of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade!
Mike N.
12 January 2015
Reading the information placard reminds one just how delicate this place is. The other balanced rock fell in 1978
Serhii Lutsko
20 February 2016
Cool rock, like it :) Hope everybody can see it before it will have fallen.
Island Bruin
1 October 2015
Try to come here before the rock falls on your head.
David Villarreal
26 July 2016
Awesome place just a minute away from the main road.
Miguel Mello
18 January 2015
Don't miss it. Will fall down
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0.2km from Balanced Rock Trail, Arches National Park, Moab, UT 84532, USA

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Wed 9:00 AM–8:00 PM
Thu 8:00 AM–3:00 PM
Fri 8:00 AM–3:00 PM
Sat 11:00 AM–8:00 PM
Sun 8:00 AM–7:00 PM
Mon 9:00 AM–8:00 PM
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