Dean M. Chriss
Balanced Rock Reflection, Arches National Park

Balanced Rock Reflection

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Balanced Rock is one of the most iconic features in Utah's Arches National Park. The formation stands 128 feet (39 m) tall and the enormous boulder on top weighs about 3,600 tons (more than 4 million kg).

This photograph shows Balanced Rock illuminated by the last light of an autumn day. It is reflected in a pool of water created by unusually long and heavy rains.