La Junta to El Arco Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,803' 549 m
Descent: -612' -187 m
High: 2,391' 729 m
Low: 1,044' 318 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)
“A backcountry trail to El Arco”— Russell Hobart
Features Birding · Commonly Backpacked · Fishing · Geological Significance · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall
Need to Know
If the weather is dry, this is a cruise along a beautiful, emerald green river. Occasionally the trail opens into green pastures that provide huge views of the surrounding valleys.
After the river crossing at the Rio Valverde (around half way), you begin to head uphill a bit and pull away from the river.
You'll be in mature Alerce forest with endless green landscape.
Finally after you make you final major crossing at the Rio Del Arco. A little after this crossing you come to the El Arco Shelter deep in the forest.
Flora & Fauna
Land Manager: Vicente Perez Rosales Parque Nacional