The South Window is in Arches National Park near Moab, Utah. It is the companion arch to the North Window and together, they are sometimes known as The Spectacles due to their resemblance to a pair of glasses with a bulbous nose between them. It is 115 feet wide and 56 feet high arch and is well formed, looking like an eye socket from a distance. Getting under this arch requires a lot more scrambling than its nearby neighbor, which is a plus for photography as there will be few tourists in your shot.

The Windows, North Window South Window, Arches National Park
The Windows, Arches National Park

To get the view that shows the two windows appearing as a pair of eyes, look back toward them when you are over by Turret Arch. For those of you who are old enough, they look like E.T. buried to his nose. You can also get a view of either or both windows from the south side of Turret Arch.

Windows thru Turret Arch, Arches National Park
Windows thru Turret Arch

The South Window is easily seen. As part of Arches National Park, you can drive up to a parking area and the arch is only about .5 miles from there. In this same area, you will also see the North WindowTurret Arch and Double Arch, all with only about 2 miles of total walking on mostly level ground.

To read more details about this area, go to my article on the Windows Section of Arches National Park.

Learn all about Arches National Park here.

To see an article on all the arches and natural bridges I have seen with useful details on each, go here.

Utah is a beautiful state. To see more places worth visiting in Utah, go here.

The South Window is in Arches National Park. To read my advice about visiting individual national parks, go here.


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