Hotel Rock |

Cedar Mesa

Hiking Hotel Rock - Cedar Mesa Hiking Hotel Rock
Cedar Mesa

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TICKS & TODOS: 8 Todo Lists / 3 Ticks
RATING: Moderate Hiking
LENGTH: 3-6 hours
GEAR: Standard hiking gear.
SEASON: Fall, Winter, Spring. Hot in the summer.
Tue Hi:62 Lo:47 Wed Hi:72 Lo:44 Thu Hi:76 Lo:48 Fri Hi:78 Lo:50 Sat Hi:76 Lo:50
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Hotel Rock is a fairly well preserved Indian ruin perched on a mesa above Arch Canyon. The ruin itself is very unique and worth visiting, but requires a bit of a hike to reach. Although not particularly far in distance, the hike is fairly steep and gains a lot of elevation. This is considered a moderate hike. The rewards, however, are many. The views of Comb Ridge, Arch Canyon, and the surrounding area are splendid and make the effort very worthwhile. There is also quite good primitive camping at the trailhead, making this an ideal place to spend a weekend camping and visiting the sights. The trailhead is generally reachable by any vehicle.

Also be sure to checkout Arch Canyon Ruin and Walnut Knob Panel when in the area.

Note: Although the route follows and old 4x4 trail, it does not appear to receive much use these days, and would be very difficult, requiring a specially modified vehicle. Even access via ATV would be a bit challenging. As of 2010, it is open by the BLM to motorized vehicles. All in all, however, it is better suited to hiking than motorized travel for most.

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