La Ventana Natural Arch
La Ventana Natural Arch
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MikeB1952
Santa Fe, NM1,104 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
We’ve been here before. And it's just as neat as before. A nice little stop on the way home. We parked and walked the half mile trail to the bottom of the arch. And it is a big arch. Largest in New Mexico. Pretty neat there up on the cliff side. It’s so surprising how steeply the cliffs rise up. Almost as if cut by a knife. A very big knife. And some of the rock formations defy understanding. It was a nice stop off.
Written October 2, 2023
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Michael W
Edison, NJ791 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2011 • Friends
La Ventana Arch is about a 28 mile drive south of Highway 40. At about the nine mile mark is a Ranger Station with tons of information about the area and a Ranger who was not only very informative but also a really nice person. Traveling about another 10 miles south you come to a beautiful scenic overlook. Then at the 28 mile mark you come to La Ventana Arch, there is ample parking and Rest Rooms. A short walk takes you to the Arch itself. We made the trip here in just over one and one half hours from Albuquerque and it was worth the trip. The scenery is incredible and not to be missed.
Written December 27, 2011
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capitollover
Austin, TX2,361 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
The path is a very easy, perhaps 150 yard walk from the parking lot, about 1/3 of which is actually paved. The rest is a good packed trail with a slight rise in elevation. A hat and sunscreen are both good ideas for this site, especially in the summer.

There are rattlesnakes and scorpions in the area, so be aware of your surroundings.

There is a parking lot, picnic tables, and pit toilet.

I was able to get good photographs in mid afternoon when we visited.
Written April 18, 2017
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tellingbird
New Mexico24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Friends
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 why, when you see the Arch the way it should be seen!
Written March 19, 2015
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505badgolfer
Albuquerque, NM372 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Solo
La Ventana is the second longest arch in NM (the longest is Snake Bridge in San Juan county). There is a highway turnoff that is about a 100 yard walk to the arch. The arch can also be seen by taking a hike on the "narrows rim trail." The hike is described in the book "60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Albuquerque." It's a beautiful hike on a mesa that is 7.8 miles round trip. The El Malpais visitor center, which is about 10 miles north of the arch on highway 117, has brochures describing the hike.
Written October 24, 2013
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Amy K
Denver114 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Solo
The arch is beautiful and a simple walk from the highway. Truly spectacular, but not quite as dramatic as some of the arches you may see in a park such as arches in Utah, as it is a single structure. Should definitely stop on your way down to lava falls.
Written October 19, 2013
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Solivagant1975
775 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Friends
Arch is viewable from the road, but do go and take the time to get a little closer. Easily accessible from a short walk from the parking area. Beautiful cactus and Pinion trees along the path.
Written March 19, 2018
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Tim W
Elmhurst, IL203 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
It was hot and didn't really want to get out of car anymore. So when saw the sign we where like meh. Then I caught a glimpse of it and pulled the car around.

Totally aww inspiring. And well worth the price of admission. It's free by the way.

Written June 23, 2017
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James G C
Courtenay, Canada55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Family
Great arch. Largest natural arch in New Mexico I understand. Easy walk to base of arch. Wheelchair accessible.
Written May 4, 2017
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selindo
El Paso, TX72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Family
It was a quick stop at a beautiful site. If you're a photographer plan to go in the afternoon, I had difficulty getting a good shot in late morning.
Written March 18, 2017
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