LIBERTY BELL ARCH HIKE
A backcountry hike that leads to a nice desert window overlooking Black Canyon.
About the Experience
The Liberty Bell Arch hike was so named for the natural archway that resembles it's namesake in Philadephia. At just over five miles round-trip, it is a moderately challenging trail.
You will start out in a narrow canyon before passing a few interesting rock features. Along the trail you will have the chance to see the remnants of a historical magnesium mine from the World War 2 era.
Toward the end of the trail, hikers are rewarded with stunning views of Black Canyon and the Colorado river below. Take a break and enjoy the scenery, perhaps spotting kayakers on the river below.
Desert bighorn sheep, turkey vultures, lizards and coyotes are often seen on this hike.
Liberty Bell Arch is a great hike for those seeking a trail with less foot-traffic.
ACTIVITIES & HIGHLIGHTS
- Wildlife Viewing
SKILL LEVEL REQUIREMENTS
Suitable for enthusiastic beginners and those seeking an adventurous hike in a remote area. Required minimum age: 12+ years.
Packing Your Gear
Come prepared. You will be travelling from the desert floor to mountain tops, and back down again. Temperatures can vary greatly, so it is best to be prepared for all types of weather conditions. We have put together a recommended gear list for you, to help make your journey comfortable and enjoyable.
- Shorts or pants and shirt (not cotton)
- Dress in layers
- Hiking shoes (no flip flops)
- Hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen
- Spending cash for souvenirs & tips*
In cooler months (Nov-March) add:
- Base layer (polypro, capilene, etc.)
- Fleece top (for warmth)
- Wool socks
- Windproof/rainproof jacket
- Ski type beanie/hat
* Gratuities for guides range from 10%-20% of trip cost
- Professional Guide
- Trekking poles
- Snacks, bottled water
- All permits, park fees
- Hotel transportation from Las Vegas
*Gratuity not included