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hiking
3 minutes ago

great hike for beginners and family time! Dogs are welcomed and the views at the top are worth the work

Worth the effort! My legs will burn tomorrow!

The views on this hike are amazing. Make sure at this time of year you bring proper gear. Sheer ice in places made it extremely slippery coming down

Excellent hike. Snow packed so very slippery in places. At the top is beautiful...50+ degree weather was perfect.

hiking
6 hours ago

Nice trail, not far from homes. Good, steep ascent. Added Red Rocks trail to make for a 4.5 mile hike.

Really nice and amazing view

Amazing. As good as it gets!

Beautiful views from the top. Easy hike, 1.5 hours round trip with about 10 minutes the summit.

hiking
2 days ago

Hiked this trail yesterday evening. Encountered a few slick areas, but very manageable, even without spikes. Took 2 hours there and back.

It may have taken me 1 hr 52 minutes but I did it! First time .. I thought I was in decent shape but this 1 mile incline will test your will to keep going. The views as you go up are incredible! I did the Barr Trail down and it was spectacular as well.
Will I do the incline again .. absolutely!

Do not drink a lot of water before you go .. especially if you’re not use to the elevation. I saw a handful of people puking.

So and steady wins the race .. the journey is worth it!

Well it was super icy today but it sure was easy if you have spikes on your shoes! Slippery for sure but if you’ve done it before you know to just keep pushing. If you haven’t done it before.. well, keep pushing! Beautiful fun tough work out. I always take the 1st and 2nd loop, i even took my parents from Texas in today and we finished it in 4 hours... beautiful in the snow if you ever wanna get it :)

Great hike. More challenging than I thought especially attempting it immediately upon arriving from the east coast. Well worth it once you get to the arch.

hiking
4 days ago

Great hike, but beware that it is very slippery and icy with the recent snow. I underestimated how slippery it would be on the way down and I fell several times. Definitely come prepared and watch the weather before you go!

hiking
6 days ago

There are many routes to the top! be aware when you finish the switch backs that run doing the creek there is a false summit. Go past the trail marker and you'll have to head down for a little bit before a short climb back up to reach the Arch.

Fabulous views as you go up, and it's definitely worth it to scramble up to the top. The trail had heavy traffic though, making it not as peaceful as I would have liked. With snow on the trail, the traffic really packed it in, making it fairly slick.

Challenging but great fun!!

Challenging for a recreational hiker & worth it - beautiful views, the arch did not disappoint!

Arrived around 9:30am Saturday morning and parking wasn't more than 5 cars although once we got back to the car around 11:30 there was a line of cars and more people. There was snow most of the trail and icy towards the last portion of the trail, but was an awesome hike and fantastic views!

nice short hike

hiking
7 days ago

Really beautiful hike with flowers and an amazing view, very well worth it. make sure to bring lots of water!!

Awesome short hike with an amazing view! The view at the top is worth it. As of 10/12/18 there is a couple inches of snow and the top by the ridge is SO windy so be prepared.
Limited parking, we were the second car there at 9am and when we were back at 11am the whole side of the road was packed.

Awesome hike. Trail is well traveled and moderately difficult in some areas.

It’s a great hike for families. With a moderate gain and only 1.5 miles long you get some great views.

hiking
12 days ago

The arch itself is beautiful. But it is clearly not a trail that deserves a "hard" rating. Most of the hikers on this trail were in casual wear and made it to the top. We saw more than one woman carrying her purse and wearing flats. If you have the gumption and the time, you will make it to the top.

12 days ago

Amazing trail! Why is everyone complaining about the crowd. If I was the only one out there struggling, is it even really worth it?

Pretty easy and amazing views, even on an overcast day at lower elevations. Would recommend to visitors to the area because of the huge reward for little effort.

this was a 40th birthday present to myself and a non scale victory, I climbed this losing -210lb to get to the top and take the trail down! what a view & workout!

on Royal Arch Trail

hiking
13 days ago

A great workout, will challenge most hikers. Worth the climb, the views are amazing! Wear proper hiking shoes and take water. Did this hike with my daughter in law and we enjoyed it.

hiking
14 days ago

The hike was about 3 hours start to finish. Great path up to the peak. It was foggy when I arrived but the sun peeked through and I got some great views of the golden aspens. Would definitely hike again.

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