July 2021 - Round 5

The database is updated and now stands at 1903 documented arches, with 1954 documented features (including false arches).  The map is also updated to 569 arches.  We also have updated the lead list, which now stands at 203 possible arches or leads.  The database also has many photographs added, as well as other information about the arches added.  There are now some destroyed arches in the database.  These are arches that have been blown up by the state for road projects, blown up by the corps of engineers for dam/lake projects and filled in and covered up by land owners.  Remember to respect the arches.  Don't camp under arches, don't create fire rings under arches, don't carve into or spray paint the arches, and don't artifact hunt under arches.  Most of that is illegal on state or federal lands as well.

Above is an example of some destroyed features.  A Large Rock, a Chimney Rock, and a Balanced Rock were all blown up in the Red River Gorge to make way for the Mountain Parkway.


All of the Top 10's have been updated (if required) and can be found here.

If you are interested in the arches of the Red River Gorge area, please see Bill Patrick's DVD's.  He just released DVD 10 this summer.  It includes 100 new arches for you to venture to and see for yourself.

If you'd like to submit an arch or a photo of one in the database please click above or right here and submit an arch!