Natural Arch via Old Mitchell Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews
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Natural Arch via Old Mitchell Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Los Alamos, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
534 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

rocky

hiking
3 days ago

We never found the Arch. We went a few miles off the path even just looking for it but never did. The trail itself isn't clearly marked so we were constantly wondering which way was the correct way. Lots of fallen trees and plants/flowers in the trailway (which is fine). Do it if you want to go for a hike but not if you want beautiful views along the way.

24 days ago

beautiful view of town, a bit of a climb once you get off the Mitchell trail

hiking
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2 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

trail starts out easy, walk through fire charred trees but quickly turns fairly aggressive as you scramble the rocks. Beautiful views from top. Pay close attention to cairns marking trail as there are several paths up the final stretch before the arch.

hiking
10 months ago

Went with a friend. All the way to the end. Walked through the arch. While a little parched, in the wind blowing through we stood feeling renewed... How was it good?
it was easily was...

11 months ago

So much fun!

hiking
Saturday, August 20, 2016

This trail is great for dogs and is a lot of fun of your getting in to hiking again.