AZPT Royal Arch Loop

Total Miles


555.8 ft


1.25 Hours

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Best Time

Spring, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

This loop section of the AZPT takes the adventurer to the base of the Royal Arch. A small side trail leads to a campsite right underneath it! A short hike up the hill, and you're right in it! Keep your eyes peeled for other arches in the area. The trail has a ton of deep washouts that make for bumper-scraping fun as you weave your way along. There are quite a few tight sections that supply those ever-resilient Arizona paint stripes we all know and love. Some sections of the route are loose gravel, while others are sharp lava rocks. A few other great campsites are scattered around, especially if you take the "Lava Rock Camp Trail." There is no cell service back here. Pack lots of water.


Loose gravel, Sharp Rocks, and deep transitions at the wash crossings.

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