Shakespeare Arch/Sentinel Trail

MODERATE 15 reviews

Shakespeare Arch/Sentinel Trail is a 1.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Kanab, Utah 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 April until September.

DISTANCE
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
383 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Trail goes to the only large natural arch in the park.

hiking
2 days ago

I loved this hike! there's not a lot of shade, so plan accordingly. We took the "slick rock" trail to finish the loop and it was beautiful. If you're physically able, you'll definitely want to consider going that way.
beautiful views all around.

hiking
2 months ago

Short hike, easy to the arch and then it gets slightly more difficult. There's not a lot of shade on the trail. Views were awesome! This is a neat state park.

2 months ago

Hiking to Shakespeare Arch is fun but the hiking afterward was my favorite part. All kids (ages 5-14) loved it. Beautiful views on the hike. Did it in the evening and enjoyed the shadows.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy .3 mile to the arch. Hiked the loop. There is cutoff trail that climbs to the top of the rock. We stayed on the main trail.

hiking
3 months ago

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3 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Go counter clockwise it you want to see the arch first. But finish the whole trial there is lots more to see. There was a little snow on the ground this time of year.

hiking
Thursday, May 19, 2016

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Friday, May 13, 2016

A fun loop, nice views. We did go the wrong way at one point which became an adventure, but fun making memories. We went on a beautiful spring day and it was perfect.

hiking
Saturday, October 03, 2015

Located in a corner of Kodachrome Basin State Park, the Shakespeare Arch trail is reached via an unpaved road (be sure to get a map from the Park Visitor Center). Once there, you’ll encounter a short (1/2 mile up and back) trail to the only natural arch in the Park.

NOTE: Even though the trail is short, it is almost completely exposed, so you should wear a hat and sunscreen. The trail itself is rocky in several areas, so proper shoes are strongly recommended.

The hike to the viewing area for the arch is not terribly tough and you’ll get an interesting view. If you’re feeling ambitious, you can scramble up the side of the hill next to the arch and continue along behind the arch on the Sentinel Trail, which by contrast is rated strenuous.

hiking
Tuesday, September 22, 2015

A few trails in this area. Easy hike. Not enough to spend a full day seeing. A cool place to walk around and enjoy the scenery. There is a trail that goes on top of the rocks that your walking around and it is really cool.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

It's at the end of a well maintained dirt road. The hike itself is also really well maintained and very well signed. It's a beautiful arch - we were told it's the only one in Kodachrome. We hiked on an unusually warm (60 + degrees) February day. Just a few muddy spots on the trail.

hiking
Wednesday, November 06, 2013

In 1994, this trail was not well developed. I don't remember it being a loop trail; you just went to the arch, and backtracked. As I recall, it was called "Utah's newest arch."