Rattlesnake Arches – McInnis Canyon NCA

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On the trail again – it was 48 degrees when we started and 64 when we finished. Perfect!

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Is that the trail down there? We were not expecting all the elevation gain – we ascended and descended three mesas – both ways!

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We are over half way to the arches – it is 7-miles in and 7-miles out!  Most of this trail is in the Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness section of McInnis Canyon.

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There are 7 arches – a very high concentration for one hike. They were breathtaking and not just because we had hiked 7-miles!

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Very fun to appreciate on such a gorgeous day.

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This got our vote as the most beautiful arch we have seen. Sorry Utah…

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We took too many photos but this upward looking panorama seems to capture the awe of being there.

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Walking past it gave a different viewpoint that was also interesting.

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This is the last arch we hiked to – there might have been one more but we stopped here to eat and enjoy before heading back.

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Fun to climb up for a closer view. Really amazing what nature can do, given enough time.

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