Grosvenor Arch

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Grosvenor Arch is a unique sandstone double arch located within Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Kane County, Utah, United States. It is named to honor Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor (1875–1966), a president of the National Geographic Society, publishers of the National Geographic Magazine.[1]

Located in northern Kane County, it is close to and south of Kodachrome Basin State Park and is accessed from the north or south via Road 400, a dirt road that traverses Cottonwood Canyon and skirts the Grand Staircase on its western margin.[2]

The site is well maintained and has an outhouse restroom and cement benches. There is a concrete sidewalk that goes almost to the base of the arch which is handicap accessible.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cott, John W. Van (1990). Utah Place Names: A Comprehensive Guide to the Origins of Geographic Names : a Compilation. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press. p. 169. ISBN 978-0-87480-345-7. 
  2. ^ "Grosvenor Arch". visitsouthernutah.com. Kane County Utah Office of Tourism and Film Commission. Retrieved 31 Mar 2016. 
  3. ^ "Grosvenor Arch". utah.com. Retrieved 31 Mar 2016. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Grosvenor Arch at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 37°27′24″N 111°49′54″W / 37.45667°N 111.83167°W / 37.45667; -111.83167