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This natural rock arch features panoramic views of Boulder and straddles two drainages. From the arch, you'll have vast views both north and south along the Front Range.

Half-Day Hike: Royal Arch is accessed via a ~3.5 mile roundtrip hike. Follow the directions for Royal Arch.

Family Friendly: Kids will be in awe of this cool arch. They'll love clambering on it as well as the views it offers!

Gem Type: Geologic Feature

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Tom Robson

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Jun 16, 2019
Stacey Martin
Jun 14, 2019
Tristan Louria
Jun 2, 2019
Ryan Romero
Jun 1, 2019
Colin Krysl
Jun 1, 2019
Christian Wagner
May 27, 2019
Christopher Wood
Trail lives up to the hype! It was a bit foggy, but the hike is nice. Arch is super cool! When you think you're atop, your not. Go left at signs!
May 19, 2019
Brandi Venning
May 19, 2019
Jesse Mullins

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