The Arches of Rattlesnake Canyon

Sunday, May 9, 2010

I have wanted to check out the arches of Rattlesnake Canyon for quite a while. Today we finally had a chance to head out and hike the trail through Rattlesnake Canyon since we didn’t head out of town this weekend.

The first arch we came across is Unnamed Arch.
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It is right next to Hole in the Bridge.
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Hole in the Bridge is a nice double arch.
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Looking across Rattlesnake Canyon, you can see a lot of potential for many future arches.
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Twin Arch is the next arch along the trail.
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Twin Arch is also pretty close to Hole in the Bridge.
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Next up is Eye Arch.
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One of the largest and most impressive arches along the trail is East Rim Arch.
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View from below.
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There is plenty of interesting scenery along this trail besides arches.
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Overhang Arch is next along the trail. The main trail almost passes right under this one.
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Trap Arch is up next. You need to get off the main trail in order to see this one.
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The last arch along the main hiking trail is Cedar Tree Arch (Rainbow Arch). This is another pretty large arch.
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After hiking back to the Jeep and starting on our way back home, we did stop at one overlook along the road for a view of West Rim Arch. This is a large arch located on the opposite rim of the canyon. I’m sure a photo from underneath and up-close would look great, but it was too far for us to try and hike to today….

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We had a great time checking out all of the arches in Rattlesnake Canyon 🙂


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