the trail head for this arch is located about 10 miles down highway 313; aka the road to canyonlands national park. the pull out is right before a cattle-guard with a tiny brown sign that leads to the very obvious trail head.
I almost didn't want to go on this hike because you can only view it across Hell Roaring canyon; unless you do a serious 4x4 trek down into the canyon. I wanted to climb up inside an arch. But it's winter and Nugget needs an adventure; so we checked it out. (glad we did)
Nugget couldn't have cared any less about finding an arch across the canyon. He loved every inch of snow on this 2 mile hike. It was mostly untouched; which is pretty neat considering the snow has been here almost 2 weeks!
the hike was easy; the trail wasn't hard to find and the arch was quite nice to look at. I mean .. for a hole in a rock. 😊 The snow added quite the nice contrast to the red rocks.
I adored the trees below; I found them very 'groot'esque
the sun was barely shining this day, so we were pretty lucky to see any light through the arch at all. I liked the arch despite earlier hesitation. we're going to see about renting a rzr and going to touch the arch on a day that's warmer than 36.