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Natural Arch is a 4.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Overton, Nevada that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 4.2 mi Elevation gain 229 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

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Mike Irizarry
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i usually hike in the easy/moderate spectrum of trails, so if you’ve been out in vegas for a few days doing 10 miles on city streets, this might not be the hike for you. all sand, the whole way only leading to...wait for it...a collapsed arch. so, enjoy scrambling the rocks, because that’s the only easy (and fun) part of this trail. hiked in february 1400hrs. solid temperatures and ample shade.

Jeff Styers
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I hiked the Black Mountain loop trail in a clockwise direction. It appears that this is the more difficult approach. The ascent up the mountain involved the occasional rock scramble and the trail was sometimes difficult to find. As I descended, the trail was much more clearly marked and appeared to have heavier traffick. I only met a handful of other hikers on a Sunday afternoon.

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Jody A
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Small arch not far off the road. Neat if you’ve never seen an arch before but not a must stop in my opinion. Other parts of the park provide more dramatic views.

Christine Kiermas
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Visited Valley of Fire Sept 7th. I recommend seeing this natural wonder early in the day. Extremely hot midday temps prevented us from see much away from our car. Would love to return in the spring/early summer.

Matt Corley
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As has been noted before this trail is a slog through the deeply sanded North Fork of the Valley of Fire Wash, but there is plenty of raw desert beauty nevertheless. At the one mile mark the wash enters a narrow canyon and the hike becomes quite a bit more scenic and interesting with a little bit of fun scrambling over a small sandstone shelf. Prior to this - at the 0.9 mile mark - there is a small path to the left (Westward-ish) of the wash that leads up a gulch and connects with a series of scramble trails over a small rain runoff waterfall. These trails will take you over a short ridge and then down to The Cabin Trail, or back along the canyon shelf to re-connect with the wash a little further down (pause for an awesome view of the unfolding desert to the North while on that shelf). This part of the trail made for a fun and beautiful hike which is why we rated it a 4-star - even with the sandy slogging. Note that you could start this hike at "The Cabin Trail" and hike up that scramble trail to avoid about a mile of sand. Due to the lateness of the day we had to turn around about a mile before the ruins of the main arch but we very much enjoyed the canyon part of this hike. The only people we saw on an otherwise busy and beautiful Sunday were down in the Cabins area - there was no-one else on the trail in the wash.

Kayla Laatz
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The main arch is collapsed, that sucks, but there’s still plenty of neat rock formations and smaller arches to see! Prepare to walk through a sandy wash the whole time, this will take a serious toll on your calves! Super easy trail that kids, the elderly, and animals can go on with ease. Began hiking around 7:30am Saturday morning and didn’t see another person until we were on our way out around 10am.

Kinder B.
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Hiking

This walk is tougher than you think as you simply walk along the riverbed the whole time so walking in sand. Only saw 1 natural bridge as did not go all the way as after 2 hours one way we were tired. Also the main arch has collapsed. Limited parking at trailhead only enough for 4/5 cars on side of road area.

Jose Hinojos
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Hiking

The worst hike(walk) I’ve done so far.. walking on super soft sand pretty much the whole way.. great views but after a while it all looked the same and got boring.. got to the end and no natural bridge standing,, so was pointless to go there!! I would give a -5 starts if could!!

Lisa Kr
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Hiking

Great walk with the family. The sand is hard to get used to walking in and we all found that it tired our legs out pretty quickly. Make sure you download the map on your phone as there is no marked trail. We got off the trail for a while and had to hike over hills to get back on course. The sand makes for great headstands. Beautiful scenery and we saw lots of little lizards.

Ryan P.
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Hiking

A nice hike through a sandy wash (soft deep sand in parts) that leads to an amazing view of geology. The trail ends at “God’s Bowl” which is a great place to have lunch and surround yourself with colorful pillars and rock formations. Make sure you have a map loaded as the trail isn’t well marked and can be a little confusing at the end.

Lily Smalz
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Easy and beautiful.

Breck Tuttle
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Hiking

Started hiking on this trails but when we found out that the namesake arch also called Ephemeral Arch had fallen the week of May 23 2010. Since my wife wasn't interested in a hike without an intact arch we abandoned the hike. Here is a link to what the arch looked like before the collapse. http://www.naturalarches.org/BobsArches/VFEphemeral2.html. The current photo is for arch rock near the campgrounds

April Vuylsteke
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Beautiful, but soft and sandy.

Marquita P.
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I have a love/hate relationship with this trail. It's perhaps the longest four mile trail I've ever experienced. Most of the trail is in the sand which is very difficult to walk in. However, the views are stunning. I would recommend, but don't think you're in for a nice 4 mile jaunt. The middle of the hike is really the most spectacular. Also, if you're going to walk in shorts, I recommend wearing gaiters over your boots as you will kick up a ton of sand into your shoes and socks.

Justen Sidles
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Hiking

Good hike mostly follows the river bar so look for firm sand to make travel quicker and easier ,lots to see and enjoy ..trail eventually ends at a seemingly impassable rock face ..take the scramble trail up and over for great views and more miles ..could follow these canyons all day ,everywhere is awesome ..get out there check it out

Corbin Stokes
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Fun trail, cool arches.

Beeto Nunez
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Mike L.
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Kyle B.
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RONALD MUELLER
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Susan Goodley
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Erin Wilcox
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Martin Quintana
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Alina Simerzin
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Frédéric Monet
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Daniela Chiculita
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Joe Fitzgerald
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Nick Bossoff
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