Next Meetup

Hike to Wombat Arch
Since the parking area for this hike is very small we will meet at the City Market in Orchard Mesa, right off of Hy 50. We will combine forces into as few cars as possible and carpool over to the trailhead on HY 141. Wombat arch is a little known gem of an arch off of the Tabeguache Trail on the HY 141 end of Tabby. If you know anything about Tabeguache you know it goes many miles. Most people think of it as being just in the Lunch Loops, but we will be nowhere near that section. The trail is a gradual uphill hike for about a mile and a half. We then MUST go off trail. If that bothers you, this hike isn't for you. This arch is actually even with the ground around it and very difficult to see even from right across the canyon. So to get the view in the photo above we need to be below it. To do that we must descend a slope into the canyon and head up the wash until we can get on a slight trail on the opposite side of the canyon. If you want there is a way to climb up to the land around the arch and look through it from above. NO ONE can walk across the arch. It has a big crack right in the middle and looks pretty fragile. The hike itself is only 4 miles round trip, but due to the off trail travel I'd rate it a moderate hike. Bring your hiking poles if you use them to go up and down hills, water, snack, layered clothing, sunscreen, you know the drill. We will be hiking at the normal rate of 2 mph on average. With some time spent at the arch. Questions? Call well before the hike. Gail[masked] If you have to drop out please do so as early as possible so you don't take up a spot someone else may want to use. Call me if you are cancelling last minute. Thanks.

City Market- Orchard Mesa

2770 Highway 50 · Grand Junction, CO

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