Beaverland Pass to Natural Arch

Total Miles


2,261.65 ft


2 Hours

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Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This trail leads to the Natural Arch, which is only visible if you hike up to it. The 2-hour completion time includes the hike at the end. You're in the Challis National Forest at about 7500 feet, and the arch is a natural wonder. If you're here before May 1, you may encounter snow on the trails and in the forests. If it's rained recently, it will be muddy. Erosion occurs with heavy run-off. This track ends where we hit too deep of snow to get through, but the trails go beyond our track if you're here later than early May.


Mud and snow are the only obstacles on this trail in the springtime. It's an easy trail when it's dry. And the hike is about a mile, and it's steep in places. There are steps built into the trail in parts of it, and it isn't a hard hike if you have a reasonable level of fitness.


The Challis National Forest is an Idaho State Park, and the section of the Forest in this area covers 135K acres. In total, the Salmon-Challis National Forest covers 4.3 million acres.

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Access Description

From South Front St. (Highway 20) in Arco, take Highway Dr. to where the Arco Pass to Hurst Canyon track begins. You can stage in Arco, or you can stage at the beginning of the Arco Pass to Hurst Canyon track. Follow the Hurst Canyon Trail until this trail begins on your left, then follow this trail to the Arch.

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