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Killdeer Arch

Part Six – Pogue Creek Canyon State Natural Area

Back on the trail, I hiked up and down various changes in elevation, crossed a few small streams, and also experienced a close encounter with bears! Finally, as I neared the point – a scenic overlook – at which I’d turn around, I saw a sign for the “Killdeer Arch”.

This natural arch provides passage through a tall sandstone cliff along the Upper Canyon Trail, offering vertical clearance of 8 feet by 20 feet wide.



If you enjoy nature, hiking outdoors and/or geology, you may be interested in a print featuring one of my photographs! If so, please visit my gallery to select images of “Killdeer Arch” from the Pogue Creek Canyon State Natural Area.


Here’s a short video of “Killdeer Arch” –

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4 responses to “Killdeer Arch”

  1. Bogdan Ursei Avatar

    Beautiful heights!
    I think you have the feeling that the mountain is falling on you.

    Dunno what to say about bears. I want to see bears only at the Zoo. 🙂

    1. Phil Avatar

      The first bear that I encountered was somewhat of a shock; at twice my size, it was too close for comfort! The trail was a nice place to hike, though, very scenic and quiet 🙂

  2. BallesWorld Avatar

    Fantastically beautiful 😍

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thanks, Balle 🙂

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