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New Mexico Natural Arch NM-373 Solstice Arch

Arch Number and Arch Name: NM-373 Solstice Arch Other arch reference numbers: NABSQNO 13S-262432-4053469 Arch Location (Country/State/County/Canyon): US/NM/San Juan/Largo Canyon Arch reported and documented by (with dates): Larry Beck, June 2013 Arch Dimensions: Span 47 ft. Height 4 ft.
Type of rock / Type of arch: San Jose Sandstone / Buttress arch GPS UTM Coordinates (Zone, Easting / Northing): 13S 262432E / 4053469N GPS Latitude/Longitude (Degrees/Minutes): 36 deg. 35.829’N / 107 deg. 39.348’W Land ownership: BLM GPS Datum: NAD83/WGS84 Additional comments: You can also visit arch NM-100, which is by the next well site. Directions: To get to this arch go east 1.3 miles on Highway 64 from the Blanco post office to where CR4450 turns right (South) into Largo Canyon. From this junction, drive 4 miles up Largo Canyon and cross Largo wash to the west side on a steel bridge (Five mile Bridge). Continue up canyon on CR4990 to mm 7.0, passing by the junction with CR7007, which is Blanco Canyon Road. Continue up Largo Canyon road to mm 12.0 (13S-260413-4054749) where a dirt road turns left (east) and crosses Largo wash. Drive across the wash to the east-side road junction at mm 12.36 and turn right (south). Continue driving south to mm 13.0 and turn left (east) into an unnamed side canyon. Drive up the road to a gas well at mm 13.76 and park safely away from the gas well. Walk back down the road and around the corner to access a small side canyon on the south side. Hike up the arroyo ¼ mile to view the arch from below on the right side of the canyon. You can climb up to the arch by climbing up through or around arch NM-374, which is nearby. I discovered this arch on June 21, 2013, the summer solstice!

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  • Uploaded on June 27, 2013
  • Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works
    by Arch Larry
    • Camera: FUJIFILM FinePix S5700 S700
    • Taken on 2013/06/21 10:20:27
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 8.60mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO64
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash