Northglenn, Colorado: Full-Size Replica of Famous Utah ArchErected in 2001, the 54-foot-tall replica of "Delicate Arch" serves as 3-D signage for an amusement center.
Boondocks Fun Center
- 11425 Community Center Dr., Northglenn, CO
- At Boondocks Fun Center. I-25 exit 223. Drive east on 120th Ave., then make the first right onto Community Center Drive. Drive south about one mile, paralleling the freeway. On the right. Drive into the parking lot; the Arch is behind the big Boondocks building.
- Su-R 10 am - 10 pm, F-Sa 10 am -midnight (Call to verify)
Visitor Tips and News About Full-Size Replica of Famous Utah Arch
Jack Cox, a feature writer for the Denver Post, alerts us to the recent erection of a replica of Utah's famous Delicate Arch. "The 54-foot arch serves as signage for a new Boondocks fun center (miniature golf, go-carts, video arcade, laser tag, etc.) due to open in mid-March."
The ersatz arch is a fitting addition to a town filled with avid straddlers of the Artificial and the Natural ... metropolitan culture and comforts, but oh-so-close to the Great Outdoors. In the Utah wilds, park rangers and environmentalists panic if a tourist makes a loud noise near the real "Delicate Arch." But Boondock's sturdy bit of American engineering can likely withstand a head-on SUV collision.
There is another Delicate Arch at the Boondock's Fun Center in Boise, Idaho.[Roadside America Team, 02/18/2001]