Liberty Bell Arch

Paint of Liberty Bell Arch at Lake Mead

Liberty Bell Arch is located in a very accessible region of the park. It is so named for it's resemblance to the famous Liberty Bell, at Independence National Historic Park in Pennsylvania. It even includes the "clapper", or the round part of the bell that causes it to ring.

Over millions of years nature formed this geologic structure that is more commonly found in Arches National Park.

Over geologic time erosion through wind and water created this unusual arch formation.


Area Map

Map showing the location of Liberty Bell Arch, in the southern part of Lake Mead.

How are Arches Made

Arches are created through a process spanning over millions of years. The Following video shows the 300 million years of change that created arches, like the Liberty Bell Arch.
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3 minutes, 33 seconds

Short video on the creation of geologic arches.


Last updated: December 14, 2022

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