Tunnel and Forget-Me |

Not Canyon

Hiking Tunnel and Forget-Me-Not Canyon Hiking Tunnel and Forget-Me
Not Canyon

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TICKS & TODOS: 26 Todo Lists / 3 Ticks
RATING: Easy Hiking, Moderate Navigation
LENGTH: 2-4 Hours
GEAR: Good navigation skills, a GPS is useful.
SEASON: Any, no snow. Hot in the summer.
Sat Hi:77 Lo:45 Sun Hi:79 Lo:48 Mon Hi:67 Lo:50 Tue Hi:68 Lo:44 Wed Hi:74 Lo:46
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The Tunnel is a unique geological feature in Arches National Park where the sandstone has eroded a distinct tunnel through the edge of a sandstone buttress. The Tunnel is big enough crawl through. Visiting just the Tunnel provides a great, short, family-friendly outing, expect to spend about an hour to hour and a half round-trip.

Want more? From the Tunnel, a loop hike can be made with outstanding views of the park. The hike requires good route finding and diligent no-trace principles. The reward, however, is an improbable route down Forget-Me-Not canyon. This is a classic non-technical hike, suitable for intermediate hikers and up. The route down Forget-Me-Not has a few easy sections of class 4 scrambling. Most should have no problem with these small obstacles. Navigation is the big challenge, and a GPS is useful.

Beware: The loop hike crosses an open mesa, that is beginning to show signs of traffic. Please be careful to stay in washes and hard surfaces to protect the fragile environment.

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