— Balanced Rock is one of the most iconic images at Arches National Park. To give you a sense of dimension, the top tock is about the size of three school buses. The total height of Balanced Rock is 128 feet (39 m) from its base and can be seen from the park main’s road and via a short trail, if you decide to leave your car and get closer. Although this angle seems to be a popular one, walking around the structure will provide you with quite different views of this rock. We returned to this area several times while visiting Arches NP. However, this first view taken in the morning as we drove up remains my favorite. The skies were simply amazing!
Taken: 14 May, 2016
Focal length: 21.2mm
Location: 38° 42.1′ 0″ N 109° 33.9833′ 0″ W
Shutter speed: 1/350s