Longbow Arch Trailhead

Length of Hike: 1.2 miles one-way from the Poison Spider parking lot to base of arch. Type of Hike: Hiking-only trail marked by signs, rock cairns and small painted dashes on slickrock. Area Attractions: Great views of Behind the Rocks, LaSal Mountains, rock art near the beginning of the trail, and 60 foot Longbow Arch. Route Description: The trail climbs moderately after leaving the parking lot, passing several spurs to rock art panels, then climbs steeply for a short distance on slickrock. It levels out 200 feet above the parking lot. The trail then skirts the 4WD route and enters a broad canyon. Near the end of the canyon the trail passes through a narrow side canyon where the arch is high on the left wall. A primitive trail continues up below the arch. Return via the same route.

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Geographic Coordinates

38.532911, -109.608694


The trail begins at the Poison Spider parking area, 5.9 miles from Hwy 191 on Hwy 279. Trailhead is near restroom.