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They way to really see this arch is to hike the 4 miles up the Narrows Trail and see the arch from a distance. The hike was a relatively easy 4 miles with wonderful views for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

They way to really see this arch is to hike the 4 miles up the Narrows Trail and see the arch from a distance. The hike was a relatively easy 4 miles with wonderful views for miles in the distance. It was quite breezy though!

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Only 17 miles south of Interstate 40 on NM Hwy 117 (near Grants), this is an easy day trip from the Albuquerque area and has gorgeous scenery. On the western side of the drive are the amazing lava flows of the El Malpais National Monument. There is a Gila Wilderness parking area just off the road with a really easy... More 

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Washington State
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Nice arch, good view from the parking lot, fair amount of parking. There is a short (1/2 mile round trip according to the sign) graveled path to get closer.

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New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

As a Native New Mexican, I say, as you're heading to La Ventana, on the right side of the highway, you'll see a Sign for the site. Rather than looking to your left, keep looking right. Drive up the hill, until you find a widening in the shoulder, Carefully turn around and drive back the way you came. You'll understand... More 

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MORENO VALLEY
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218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Definitely worth your time to hike the short trail to this incredible Arch. Surrounding cliffs aren't bad either. Great early in the am.

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Cedar Hill, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We went to the ranger station to ask about what to see and he recommended the arch. It's a lot bigger than you might think. They had hiking trails available but we simply stopped to take in the natural beauty. This is not a lot further into the park and it's definitely worth your time to stop and take a... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

A sight to behold, the arch is tall and impressive against the blue, blue New Mexico sky. You can imagine the Native Peoples of ancient times passing by the arch as they were traveling the area. If you listen quietly, you can still hear their gentle footsteps.

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Clifton, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The trail leads right up to the foot of the arch. The arch is beautiful. it is a single structure. Not as great as some of the arches in Utah, but well worth a stop.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Don't miss this stop. The arch is breath-taking. Easy to walk to from the parking lot. We only spent about 20 minutes, just a quick walk to this site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Great place to visit not far off interstate 40. Its a great place to let the kids stretch while on road trip

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