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NABSQNO 12S-697770-4328760.
Kissing Couple in Colorado National Monument, Colorado
Photo by Jay Wilbur

NABSQNO 12S-697770-4328760. Kissing Couple is a complex combination of caprock natural arches. The largest of these has collapsed. They are eroded through a pinnacle of Wingate sandstone that is capped by a harder layer of Kayenta sandstone. Kissing Couple is located above Monument Canyon in Colorado National Monument, Mesa County, Colorado. The arches can be viewed from various places along the main road through the monument as well as along the Monument Canyon Trail. Vreeland included this landform in his catalog as number 18-12, classifying it as an enlarged vertical crack rather than a true natural arch. Classifying the largest opening as a collapsed caprock natural arch that remains in combination with smaller, true caprock natural arches is probably a more accurate description of the feature.

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