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

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Overview

RATING: Easy Hiking, Moderate Navigation

Sun

Increasing clouds, with a high near 62. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

62 | 31

Mon

Partly sunny, with a high near 63. Breezy, with a southwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.

63 | 41

Tue

A chance of rain and snow showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 47. Breezy.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.

47 | 39

Wed

Sunny, with a high near 49.

49 | 22

Thu

Sunny, with a high near 57.

57 | 27

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SEASON: Any, no snow. Hot in the summer.
GEAR: Good navigation skills, a GPS is useful.
WATER: None
FLASHFLOOD: Low/Moderate

Sun

Increasing clouds, with a high near 62. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

62 | 31

Mon

Partly sunny, with a high near 63. Breezy, with a southwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.

63 | 41

Tue

A chance of rain and snow showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 47. Breezy.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.

47 | 39

Wed

Sunny, with a high near 49.

49 | 22

Thu

Sunny, with a high near 57.

57 | 27

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View of the Great Wall

View of the Great Wall

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.
View from the mesa top.

View from the mesa top.

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