Castle Arch

Monticello, Utah

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Castle Arch is certainly one of the most beautiful natural arches in Canyonlands. High and graceful, with only a thin sliver of sandstone at its apex, it is about 200 feet wide, 150 feet high, and perhaps 6 feet thick at its thinnest point. It is a very old arch with probably only a few centuries of existence left before it collapses. Castle Arch reminds me a great deal of Landscape Arch in Arches National Park, except that its location is much less accessible. It sits high on a ridge overlooking Horse Canyon with nothing but blue sky behind it. Trail: Not well maintained, but easy to follow.
Canyonlands National Park: Favorite Jeep Roads & Hiking Trails

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Canyonlands National Park: Favorite Jeep Roads & Hiking Trails

by David Day (Rincon Publishing)

Castle Arch is certainly one of the most beautiful natural arches in Canyonlands. High and graceful, with only a thin sliver of sandstone at its apex, it is about 200 feet wide, 150 feet high, and perhaps 6 feet thick at its thinnest point. It is a very old arch with probably only a few centuries of existence left before it collapses.

Castle Arch reminds me a great deal of Landscape Arch in Arches National Park, except that its location is much less accessible. It sits high on a ridge overlooking Horse Canyon with nothing but blue sky behind it. Trail: Not well maintained, but easy to follow.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Monticello
Distance: 1.8
Elevation Gain: 210 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Year-round, best spring and fall
Trailhead Elevation: 5,290 feet
Top Elevation: 5,500 feet
Local Contacts: Canyonlands National Park
Local Maps: USGS South Six-Shooter Peak
Driving Directions: Directions to Castle Arch

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