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Johnson's Arch Trail

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Trail

0.9 mile 1.4 kilometer point to point
96% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 85' 26 m
Descent: -75' -23 m
High: 3,173' 967 m
Low: 3,104' 946 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)

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Trail shared by Brandon Plewe

A short, easy trail to a rather large natural arch.

Brandon Plewe

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Closed March-September above the Scout Cave Trail junction to protect wildlife.

Need to Know

The trailhead is outside the park entrance, but you should still have a day pass.

Description

The trailhead is on Snow Canyon Road, just before the State Park entrance gate. The trail starts across the road from the parking lot. While there is very little elevation change, the trail is very rough as it crosses the lava flow. After the junction with the Scout Cave Trail going south, the trail crosses a wash onto a sandstone bench. The trail goes around the ridge into a canyon. Johnson's Arch will soon appear high on the right. Beyond the arch, the trail continues a very short distance to a picturesque box canyon.

Flora & Fauna

As with anywhere else in the Red Cliffs area, keep your eyes open for Desert Tortoises!

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Johnson's Arch, with a clear span of about 100ft. Best lighting for photographs is early afternoon, not morning like this photo.
Dec 29, 2018 near Ivins, UT

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