DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1181 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cave

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
2 days ago

Our stats 2.7 miles, 676 ft differed from Alltrails (3.5 miles, 1181 ft), so we actually found this trail easy (though we did not go all the way up and under the arch, as it was steep near the arch and we wanted to get down safely)! (Interestingly, my iPhone compass measured elevation gain differently at only 560 ft.) Well, easier than stated. We started at 8am (on a Saturday, when the campground was full and also plenty of people camping dispersed), so there was no one on the trail, but by the time we exited, people were entering and also starting to climb some of the rock faces closer to the trailhead. I was waiting about a year to do this trail, and found it well worth the wait. In addition to the trail, the drive to the trail and the campground that surrounds the trail are all very scenic. It is quite a heavily trafficked area. There are fees to use this area, $5 for day use unless you have the National Park pass, then it's free. There are pit toilets in the campground.