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While the arch is hidden most of the time, there are plenty of other things to see!


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Map Key

0.7

Miles

1.1

KM

Point to Point

2,766' 843 m

High

2,579' 786 m

Low

212' 65 m

Up

26' 8 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

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Features Birding · Wildflowers

This is a NPS federal fee area (National Monument).

Description

The arch is visible at the beginning of the trail and then becomes hidden behind the cliffs. There are great views of volcanic rock formations, organ pipe cacti, and other desert vegetation along the trail.

The trail is well-maintained for the first 0.7 miles. The trail then continues as an unmaintained trail to the arch (not included in this GPS track) and becomes very steep, rocky, and slippery.

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Shared By:

Katherine Thomas

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Trail Rankings

#411

in Arizona

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Photos

As the trail gains elevation, you can see more of the surrounding area.  If you hike in the morning, you get the benefit of hiking in the shade as the sun isn't high enough to clear the mountains above you.
Jan 7, 2018 near Ajo, AZ
The Sonoran Desert spreads out before you, allowing you to see how green it really is.
Jan 7, 2018 near Ajo, AZ
Cholla sit next to the trail as the mountains rise above the canyon.
Jan 7, 2018 near Ajo, AZ
The trail departs from the parking lot heading out toward the arch.
Jan 7, 2018 near Ajo, AZ
The well maintained trail ends near here.  After this, an unmaintained trail begins to climb more steeply up to the arch.
Jan 7, 2018 near Ajo, AZ
You get some amazing views of the surrounding mountains from the trail inside the canyon.
Jan 7, 2018 near Ajo, AZ
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