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Hiking Guide: Grosvenor Arch

Grosvenor Arch

Overview

Grosvenor Arch is a one-of-a-kind double arch in Grand-Staircase Escalante National Monument. The arch’s trailhead is accessed from a side road of Cottonwood Canyon Road called Four Mile Bench Road.

The trail to Grosvenor Arch hardly qualifies as a hike. It’s less than 1/4 mile and the whole thing is paved. This is one of Utah’s best handicapped accessible natural arches.

The dirt parking lot has a pit toilet, a picnic table and room for a few large off-road vehicles.

This unusual arch is close to Kodachrome Basin State Park and is one of several wondrous features found along the scenic Cottonwood Canyon Road.

It’s named after Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor, former president of the National Geographic Society.

The sun casts its last light rays on Grosvenor Arch. May 2020
The sun casts its last light rays on Grosvenor Arch. May 2020

Quick Facts

  • Distance: 0.5 miles out and back
  • Hike Time: 15-20 minutes
  • Elevation Gain: 0 feet
  • Fee: Free
  • Dogs: Yes
  • Difficulty: Easy

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Location

From Kanab

There are no gas stations between Kanab and Grosvenor Arch, so make sure to fill up in town.

Take U.S. Route 89 southeast and follow it for 46.2 miles, then turn left onto Cottonwood Canyon Road.

Follow it for 29.2 miles, then turn right onto Four Mile Bench Road.

Follow it for 1 mile and park in the dirt lot.

From Tropic

Take Utah 12 south and follow it for 4.7 miles, then turn right onto Kodachrome Road.

Continue on Kodachrome Road for 2.6 miles, then instead of turning left toward the State Park, continue straight onto Cottonwood Canyon Road.

Follow it for 14.2 miles, then turn left onto Four Mile Bench Road.

Follow it for 1 mile and park in the dirt lot.

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Grosvenor Arch

Jason sports his trusty Fisher Beer cap in front of Grosvenor Arch
Jason sports his trusty Fisher Beer cap in front of Grosvenor Arch
Justin and the arch
Justin and the arch
Justin (left) and Rachel (right). The "friend lighting" was terrific during golden hour
Justin (left) and Rachel (right). The “friend lighting” was terrific during golden hour
Maggie and the arch
Maggie and the arch

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