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Johnson's Arch Trail

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A short, easy trail to a rather large natural arch.


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Map Key

0.9

Miles

1.4

KM

Point to Point

3,173' 967 m

High

3,104' 946 m

Low

85' 26 m

Up

75' 23 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features -none-

Family Friendly Short, level, and rewarding.

Closed March-September above the Scout Cave Trail junction to protect wildlife.

Need to Know

The trailhead is outside the park entrance, but you should still have a day pass.

Description

The trailhead is on Snow Canyon Road, just before the State Park entrance gate. The trail starts across the road from the parking lot. While there is very little elevation change, the trail is very rough as it crosses the lava flow. After the junction with the Scout Cave Trail going south, the trail crosses a wash onto a sandstone bench. The trail goes around the ridge into a canyon. Johnson's Arch will soon appear high on the right. Beyond the arch, the trail continues a very short distance to a picturesque box canyon.

Flora & Fauna

As with anywhere else in the Red Cliffs area, keep your eyes open for Desert Tortoises!

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Shared By:

Brandon Plewe

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Johnson's Arch, with a clear span of about 100ft. Best lighting for photographs is early afternoon, not morning like this photo.
Dec 29, 2018 near Ivins, UT

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Mar 6, 2020
Annie Zaugg
With Tonks and Veyo — 1h 06m
Aug 30, 2019
Hans Jonsen
Dec 8, 2018
Eric Jacobson