Vultee Arch Hike

Summary:  A hike to a natural red rock arch

Challenge Level:  Moderate

Hiking Distance:  About 1.6 miles one way to view the arch, another 0.3 to climb up on the arch

Trailhead Directions:  From the "Y" (the intersection of State Route 89A and State Route 179), go west on State Route 89A for 3 miles and turn right on Dry Creek Road. proceed  2 miles to Forest Road 152. Turn right on Forest Road 152 and go to the end (4 1/2 miles). NOTE: FR 152 can be an extremely rough road and a high clearance vehicle is recommended.

Description:  This hike takes you to a natural arch. It is a relatively easy moderate hike to view the arch. It is a scramble to get to the arch so be careful if you attempt this. Vultee Arch is named after Gerald and Sylvia Vultee who crashed their plane and died nearby in 1938. There is a plaque dedicated to them near the arch.


Click on the photos below for a bigger view

Here are photos from our April 2009 hike, led by our hike leader Kira




For those of you who have a GPS unit, I have GPS data available for the hike which include "tracks," the route and waypoints.  

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Last Updated April 4, 2014
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