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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
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Maddie Cowell
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The picture is very misleading... there is no arch on this trail. We hiked 4 miles in soft sand only to find no arch. Very disappointed. Don’t recommend

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craig snider
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Walking up deep sand in wash not that good.

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Sunny Pak
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Over 4 miles of just soft sand. Be prepared for a long journey.

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Jim Snyder
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Beautiful rock formations. Didn’t see or hear any hikers during our 5 hour hike. The arch picture on the app heading is not on this trail. It is Arch Rock visible on a 3 mile drive loop. Recommend stopping at visitor center and buying an $8 map before hiking. The Natural Arch on this trail collapsed in 2010.

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Marcus Charles
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Great views. Wasn’t crowded. Had plenty of time to examine the environment. Amazing

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Jose Hinojos
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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!!

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Lisa Kr
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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.

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Lily Smalz
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Easy and beautiful.

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April Vuylsteke
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Beautiful, but soft and sandy.

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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.

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Justen Sidles
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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

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Corbin Stokes
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Fun trail, cool arches.

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Ali Chehrehsaz
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Jack Manning
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Beeto Nunez
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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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