Kolb Arch
Photo © 2005 Elias Butler - all rights reserved

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Kolb Natural Bridge is the largest span in the Grand Canyon. It is a waterfall natural bridge located in the Redwall Limestone below Mt. Hayden and Point Imperial. The Hiking Logs of J. Harvey Butchart (Northern Arizona University Special Collections, 1989) reports a span of 147 feet. The span was discovered from the air by Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater in 1951, who later reached it from the ground. The extremely arduous trek to this arch has limited visitation to very few persons. A description of the trip along with this and other photos of the arch appeared in Arizona Highways, April, 2005. Photo (copyright retained) by Elias Butler.

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