Trail Name: Juanita Arch Trail
Best Use: Hiking
Best Time for Use: Hiking – All-Year with Winter, Spring and Fall being the best.
Difficulty: Hiking – Intermediate
Length: 4.5 miles (7.2 km) out and back from the trailhead
Start Elevation: 4,700 ft (1,432 m)
Maximum Elev Gain and Loss from Start Elev: 580 ft, (177 m) gain – 0 ft. (0 m)loss
Trail Surface and Use: A rarely used, abandoned pack trail, that dates from the early 1900’s Trail Head Access: Suitable for 2WD auto, will need to park on the side of the highway Trail Head Coordinates: 681,645E; 4,269,735N UTM WGS84 Zone12
Best Feature: Access to a beautiful hidden arch created by a canyon creek cutting through a sandstone gooseneck.
Caution: Wading across the Dolores River is best done at times of low water, otherwise use a floatation device (canoe, innertube, etc). Some care is required on the trail where it crosses steep slopes.