Fortymile Ridge to Sunset Arch is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Powell, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length2.8 miElevation gain246 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingViewsWildflowersWildlifeNo shade
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This is a fun hike but a long drive. Take water, and be aware that there is no cell phone service.

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Alyssa Pesce
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The arches are beautiful! The trek to them is through sand and around brush but flat for the most part. There’s no defined trail. We saw one rattlesnake on the way there. I did this trail in late April and by 11am it was around 85 degrees and the sun was very strong. So bring a lot of water and wear sunscreen! The arch provides nice shade to stop and rest at. I tried to make it to rocket arch and passageway arch but it was too hot to continue on. Great hike. Wish I would’ve done it when it was a bit cooler out.

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Ralph Mecke
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Elsa Osborn
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Aram Durgerian
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Do I need a 4WD or all wheel drive at all for Fortymile Ridge Road? I just want to get to the trailhead without getting stuck.

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Zach Alan
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fun hike but a long drive, take water, no cell phone service. Sunset Arch 37.37588, -111.04835, Sunrise Arch 37.37296, -111.04727, Rocket Arch 37.35571, -111.04148, Passageway Arch 37.35461, -111.04176, about 5.5 miles roundtrip going south from the parking lot, more or less in a line going south

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Dez W
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Be prepared before you go off-road-gas, snacks, and water! We didn't not have signal after leaving the pavement. You must drive over an hour to get here on a dirt road that can be very bumpy. Follow a maps app to get you to the designated parking areas. Once you park there are no noticeable trails. We used one of the prerecorded trails in the app to find the arch. You won't know it's there until you get close. The hike is easy, mostly flat and in the sand. Not recommended if you have limited ankle mobility. We really enjoyed the journey and the beauty of this natural structure!

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Sammi Blatz
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Nathan Johnson
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Steve Arnold
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Erich Bargar
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Anna Pelino
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Heath Freeman
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Stephanie Black
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Evan Kebus
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Audrey Davis
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Julianne Baker
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Mark Clifford
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Jonathan Martin
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Tina T
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Ian Lee
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Craig Tyler
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