Outside of town, over 300 natural sandstone arches have been documented; aka the Aztec Arches. Chances of finding them without a guide would be slim; as they were usually tucked away behind other elements. So, I picked up a map from the Visitor Center in town.
Many are located down dirt two-track roads used by the natural gas miners. The more distant ones would best be accessed with a high clearance 4-wheel drive, like a Jeep. However, some would be visible only a short walk from the highway.
I had little luck finding arches. But instead, found some interesting rock formations. Hence, the name of this post was changed. I rode my fat eBike for some of the more distant ones. Alas, I failed to check the battery state before heading out; and of course, it cut off without enough juice when I was over a mile out.
Pushing the bike up sandy hills returning to Tardis was not fun. After a day of hiking around looking for arches, I stopped in town at the Vanilla Moose for an ice cream sundae, ahhh.
Camp: Navajo Lake SP-Sims Mesa CG drycamp
Scene: Desert, hills, rock formations
Another excellent report. Thank you.
Thank you Barney. Hope all is well with you and yours.