Adventurer | 220 pts
The namesake arches can be viewed from the Ajo Mountain Drive, and you can get a closer look by walking a short way into the desert at the trailhead, before it enters the canyon. In other words, you don't have to take the whole hike to see the arches - the park literature does not make this clear, or at least it didn't to me. I wish I'd had time to do the whole hike as the spot is quite dramatic and remote. It was hot, dry, and sun-drenched in these mountains even in winter, so don't skimp on the water and sunscreen!