Natural Arch via Old Mitchell Trail

MODERATE 13 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.

1.8 miles
452 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips



wild flowers


2 months ago

I love this hike! The gps feature of this app was very helpful as I did get turned around. Once you get to the rocks just follow the trail makers and you'll get to the arch! I also didn't see anyone else the whole time which is always a great touch.

3 months 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.

4 months ago

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

8 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.

Friday, October 21, 2016

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...

Sunday, September 04, 2016

So much fun!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

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

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