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Nice hike above the Arkansas River

Beautiful hike along the river. While the first mile found lots of fellow hikers, the second mile found us with some pleasant solitude, as most people appear to turn around at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
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Tucson, AZ
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Tucson, AZ
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Beautiful hike along the river. While the first mile found lots of fellow hikers, the second mile found us with some pleasant solitude, as most people appear to turn around at mile 1. Flat except for the first hundred yards or so, but still very enjoyable!

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Robesonia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you're looking for a beautiful, unique, easy hike, this is it. Except for the hike up to the tunnels, the trail is flat, wide and well maintained. It is exposed to the sun, so during the hottest months of the year, you'll definitely be hot, but other than that, no complaints at all. It's also connected to the Arkansas... More 

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TX
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The tunnel drive trail is a flat 2 mile one way trail. Nice views with an easy walk. I wouldn't recommend it in the summer. We did it in October and it was still pretty warm as there is no shade except for the short tunnels. There are benches and picnic tables on the trail which makes it a nice... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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23 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Except for the first 1/2 block, there is no elevation on this beautifully maintained trail. Views of the Arkansas River and the rock formations surrounding the trail are fantastic. The trail is actually an old dirt service road and is extremely well maintained and trash cans, benches and picnic tables abound.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This trail is easy to hike. It goes along the gorge a few hundred feet above the Arkansas river and train tracks. It is almost level for all 2 miles (4 miles round trip). If you expect to see the bridge over the gorge - drive to the bridge. This trail doesn't go that far.

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Wisconsin
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105 reviews 105 reviews
36 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We enjoyed strolling this stretch of Tunnel Drive, waving to the many rafters and the excursion train passing below. Scenic rocky landscape with the river below, several benches for sitting and taking in the view. Seems to be a popular running route for locals.

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Bondurant, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My kids didn't walk on the trail very far. We were excited to go through several tunnels in the first 1/2 mile. It was very scenic, lots of lizards, good exercise, and FREE. We enjoyed it, but only went 1 mile out and back.

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Nice walk, little uphill at the beginning. Can be very warm, with little shade. Bring water. Nice view of the Royal Gorge train and river rafters.

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Campbell, California
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27 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The Tunnel Drive hike is an easy walk and was a great way to get a bit of exercise between our morning Royal Gorge train ride and evening helicopter ride. The trail is nicely maintained with benches, trash cans, and picnic tables.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is a 2 miles walk with very nice view of the Arkansas river. Unfortunatly there is not much information about it, why it was built. There are some impressive tunnels you walk through.

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