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    Fortress Arch Trail

    Canyonlands National Park - Needles District, Utah
    Elevation Gain301ft
    Trailhead Elevation5,319ft
    Elevation Min/Max5319/5620ft
    Elevation Start/End5319/5319ft

    Fortress Arch Trail

    Fortress Arch Trail is a hiking trail in San Juan County, Utah. It is within Canyonlands National Park - Needles District. It is 0.4 miles long and begins at 5,319 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 301 feet. The trail ends near the Fortress Arch attraction. This trail connects with the following: Horse Canyon Road.
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    "A short wash walk to a massive arch at the end of a four-wheel- drive road. The Fortress Arch Trail starts right at the end of Horse Canyon Road. From the parking area it heads up a dry wash and stays there for easy walking all the way. The trail ends near a big, flat rock that makes an excellent spot to relax for a few minutes while you marvel at this massive arch." Read more
    "Fortress Arch is about as different from the nearby Castle Arch as two arches can be. There is nothing graceful about this span. It is big and bulky, the way you would expect a fortress to be, with at least 150 feet of stone suspended above the opening. In comparing the two you can see that Fortress Arch is young and brawny, while Castle Arch is very old and fragile. Fortress Arch will continue to stand tall on the top of its ridge for many thousands of years after its neighbor has collapsed into a heap of rubble. Trail: Not well maintained, but easy to follow." Read more

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    Canyonlands National Park - Needles District
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