Colonnade Arch (Five Hole Arch) |

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Hiking Colonnade Arch (Five Hole Arch) - San Rafael Desert Hiking Colonnade Arch (Five Hole Arch)
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RATING: Easy Hiking / Moderate Route Finding

Wed

76 | 35

Thu

77 | 41

Fri

68 | 42

Sat

68 | 35

Sun

58 | 35

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SEASON: Any, hot in the summer
WATER: None

Wed

76 | 35

Thu

77 | 41

Fri

68 | 42

Sat

68 | 35

Sun

58 | 35

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Colonnade Arch

Colonnade Arch

Colonnade Arch, or Five Hole Arch as it is also commonly known by, is a stunning arch high above the Green River and Two Mile Canyon. The arch is very unique with its five openings. This is a stunning place to visit, and recommended in mid-day to afternoon for best lighting.

A word of caution: The hike is short, and the navigation not particularly difficult, but many groups have wandered around for quite some time trying to locate the arch. It is difficult to spot until you are right at it, so be prepared to wander a bit if needed, though a sharp eye will spot quite a few cairns along the way.

This is a great hike to do as an addition to the Bowknot Bend overlook hike, though makes for a fairly long day (10 or so miles), so they are presented separately. Reaching the trailhead requires a high clearance vehicle. Stay out of this area if rains are in the forecast, the roads can become impassable quickly.
Big View of Five Hole Arch

Big View of Five Hole Arch

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