Golden Spike - Chinese Arch

This is a photo of Chinese Arch.

Detailed Description

Chinese Arch is located along the East Grade Auto Tour route. Chinese Arch probably formed in-part by wave erosion along the shore of ancient Lake Bonneville, a great freshwater lake that extensively flooded the eastern Great Basin region throughout Utah and Nevada. The last high-standing water level in the lake was about 14,000 years ago. The Great Salt Lake is but a tiny remnant of the great lakes that episodically filled the internally drained basin through the Quaternary Period over the last few million years (NPS, 2006, Utah Geological Survey 2010a,b).


Image Dimensions: 800 x 600

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Location Taken: US