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Not exactly easy or quick

I guess I didn't read the description of the hike, just followed my friends. It's not for everybody... read more

Reviewed yesterday
New Braunfels, Texas
Did with 3 Kids: HOT!!!

We did this in the morning on Memorial Day weekend. It's definitely doable with kids (ages 10, 8... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Layton, Utah
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A two-mile hike roundtrip leading to an arch.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Capitol Reef National Park, UT
+1 435-425-3791
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Reviewed yesterday

I guess I didn't read the description of the hike, just followed my friends. It's not for everybody - lots of uphill steps and then down, some slippery areas as well and longer than I thought it would be. I did it quick because my...More

Thank zinniaqueen
Reviewed 3 days ago

We did this in the morning on Memorial Day weekend. It's definitely doable with kids (ages 10, 8, 5). We were all able to do it but it got hot quickly so bring lots of water. There's not a lot of shade and glad we...More

Thank CMitchell23
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are a moderately fit couple who did this in about 2 hours. The bridge is worth the effort as is the scenery of the climb up and down. Definitely wear hiking clothes and shoes and I’d suggest hiking poles if you have knee or...More

Thank Stephen L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is worth it… What else can I say? The outbound part of the hike to the arch is mostly, but not entirely, a pill while the return hike is mostly the opposite. As you approach the bridge, it is not very impressive because it...More

1  Thank doctorbobster
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For the old people that are not getting any younger .... take your time! The trail winds up and at time gets lost on rocky outcrops but there was enough sand and footprints to get us back on track. Look around at all the fallen...More

Thank Chrys M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thought it would be a quick and easy one... but count two hours and take your drinking water ! Beautiful arch !

Thank RudyVerhaegen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Try and get out early to avoid the heat and the people (those photo bombers!). We started the trail around 7:30am and we virtually had it to ourselves. The trail starts off a little bit steep (nothing too daunting) and then levels out, so don't...More

1  Thank John S
Reviewed August 15, 2018

The trail goes up hill to the arch. If it is hot take water. It is a pleasant moderate trail and the arch is definitely worth seeing

Thank 1234Col
Reviewed July 22, 2018

This trail is .9 miles and more difficult than we anticipated. There is a climb up and then you go down into a wash and then up to the bridge. For those of us who are older and have bad knees some of places take...More

Thank By_His_Grace
Reviewed July 21, 2018

Don't pass this by in a hurry to get to the park entrance. Well worth the time spent. Near to a short boardwalk trail to visit Indian petroglyphs.

Thank Marian R
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