What Makes it Great
Double your arch, double your fun.
Grosvenor Arch is unique with its double arch. And this massive sandstone formation looks like a castle from a children’s cartoon from afar. It is tall and commands respect.
The closer you get to the arch, the more inspiring the place becomes. Because the .25-mile trail to the base of the arch is paved, it is handicap accessible. You walk through a sage field to the base, and as you near, you will likely hear the large birds who call the area home. Feel free to follow an unmarked trail (you’ll see footprints) after the pavement ends; it will lead you to the top of the ridge in close proximity and almost equal in height to the arch. Here, your vantage of the surrounding area will be expansive and scenic.
Grosvenor Arch makes for an excellent place to stop en route to other area attractions, but it is also great to stay awhile. With relatively few visitors as compared to other spots, you might just have this majestic place to yourself for awhile.
What You’ll Remember
Picking your jaw up off the ground after you lay eyes on the arch for the first time; the unique yellow hue of the rock, which is also speckled with pinks; imagining being the first explorers to come across this curious formation in the middle of a vast and rugged wilderness.
Who is Going to Love It
Anyone with an interest in monstrously huge rock structures. Also, unlike many off-the-beaten-path attractions, Grosvenor Arch is handicap accessible. It makes a great place for the whole family, as it is scenic, with lots of room to play. If you're looking for a unique picnic spot, this could become your new favorite.
GPS Coordinates, Parking and Regulations
Park at the main parking lot by the restrooms. There are no fees to enjoy Grosvenor Arch, and it is open year-round. The best times of year to visit are late-March to June and September to October. The arch is exposed and the summer heat can be oppressive. The road is accessible to passenger vehicles, but might be impassible if wet.
Camping is permitted in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument; when possible, camp at established sites and use fire rings. When visiting the arch, you will be remote, so make sure to pack plenty of water and all the essentials for your stay. The area is dog-friendly.