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Balanced Rock at Arches National Park in Moab, Utah

Balanced Rock at Arches National Park in Moab, Utah. Photo by Peter Stringer

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. 2 miles (14. 8 km) from the park entrance. It is one of only a few prominent features clearly visible from the road. The total height of Balanced Rock is 128 feet (39 m), with the balancing rock rising 55 feet (16. 75 m) above the base. This rock is the largest of its kind in the park, weighing approximately the same as an icebreaker ship or 27 blue whales. Balanced Rock had a smaller sibling named “Chip-Off-the-Old-Block” that collapsed in the winter of 1975–76, the eventual fate of this feature as well. There is also a short loop trail leading around the base of the rock.

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Nearby Locations:

Double Arch (1.5 miles)
Eye of the Whale Arch (2.3 miles)
Arches National Park (2.7 miles)
Delicate Arch (4.6 miles)
Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage (6.4 miles)
Corona Arch (8.9 miles)
Castle Valley (9.4 miles)
Dead Horse Point State Park (18.3 miles)
Utah Monolith (25.4 miles)
Mesa Arch (27 miles)
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Balanced Rock, Arches Scenic Dr
Moab, Utah 84532

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