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Broken Bow Arch via Willow Gulch Trail

MODERATE 12 reviews

Broken Bow Arch via Willow Gulch Trail is a 6.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Powell, Utah that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 6.3 miles Elevation Gain: 826 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash


nature trips


bird watching



wild flowers




no shade

over grown
2 months ago

Nice easy trail enough water to wash shoes off really great arch.

9 months ago

From trailhead to the arch is only about 2 miles ish. We were hoping for a bit more of a challenge. we certainly could have by taking the loop. The arch is fantastic, as it’s one you can literally sleep under. We feel like you have front row seats. We took 3 girls 10 - 13 years old who have done 21 miles over 3 days on another hike. This one was super easy for great reward. And we saw no one over spring break. I’d like to come back and do the loop.

Fri May 18 2018

I noticed a lot of these photos are of Corona Arch in Moab - not Willow Gulch in Escalante...

Fri Oct 20 2017

Great hike to an arch if you have dogs since they aren't allowed on trails in Arches State Park. Some difficult footing spots for dogs and two 'ladder' points where the dog will need to find their own path around since it's steep. Small dogs could be carried here. You can see the arch at a distance prior to these points though.

Tue May 23 2017

One of my favorite Grand Staircase hikes. I recommend making it an overnight and sleeping in the massive alcove across the creek from the arch. There are some great slots to explore as you continue upstream. It is a great water hike in the spring, full of toads and wildflowers.

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