Hotel Rock |

Cedar Mesa

Hiking Hotel Rock - Cedar Mesa Hiking Hotel Rock

Cedar Mesa

Overview

RATING: Moderate Hiking

Sun

Scattered snow showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 45. Breezy, with a west southwest wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

45 | 33

Mon

Mostly sunny, with a high near 46. Light south southwest wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

46 | 29

Tue

Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.

50 | 31

Wed

Partly sunny, with a high near 50.

50 | 31

Thu

A chance of snow showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 46.

46 | 30

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SEASON: Fall, Winter, Spring. Hot in the summer.
GEAR: Standard hiking gear.

Sun

Scattered snow showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 45. Breezy, with a west southwest wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

45 | 33

Mon

Mostly sunny, with a high near 46. Light south southwest wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

46 | 29

Tue

Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.

50 | 31

Wed

Partly sunny, with a high near 50.

50 | 31

Thu

A chance of snow showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 46.

46 | 30

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Hotel Rock - Cedar Mesa

Hotel Rock - Cedar Mesa

Hotel Rock Indian Ruins from the approach - Cedar Mesa

Hotel Rock Indian Ruins from the approach - Cedar Mesa

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.
Arch Canyon from the overlook

Arch Canyon from the overlook

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