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Sunrise Arch (A)

Date:Destination:Sunrise Arch
Level:Advanced (A)Area:Saguaro Lake
Approx hike distance in miles:7.6Hike leader:
Low to high elevation gain:N/AHike leader phone:
Accum elevation gain in feet:800Hike leader email:
Departure time - Union Center parking lot:Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in
Recommended gas donation:$10
Unpaved miles:0Park entry fee per vehicle:No
Road conditions:GoodWebsite for reference info:
High clearance vehicle req'd:NoTrailhead GPS coordinates:33 33.049
-111 34.871


Maintained Trail:NoUneven Footing:Yes
Steep Side Drop-offs:NoSteep Trail:
Off Trail (scratchy):SomeSlippery Trail Surfaces:Some
Use of Hands Required:NoBoulder Hopping:No
Hike Arizona Difficulty:2.5Water Crossings:No
Restrooms at Trailhead:NoGloves Required:No


Special Instructions:

This hike to the Sunrise Arch takes you to one of the largest arches in the area. The trail near the arch is a little more difficult, but overall, this is a moderate hike. For most of the hike, the trail is level ground, until reaching the area where it turns uphill ascending to the arch. Bring water, a snack and lunch.


Turn right (north) on Hunt Hwy to Ellsworth Rd. Follow Ellsworth north past US 60. Ellsworth Rd becomes N Usery Pass Rd. Turn right on Bush Hwy for 1.8 miles. Parking lot will be on the right at the edge of the highway.