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“worth the walk” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Ventana Natural Arch

La Ventana Natural Arch
Ranked #4 of 12 things to do in Grants
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Sonoma, California
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75 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“worth the walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

beautiful view of nature's handiwork! We took the short walk to this arch and were impressed by its beauty. Lovely wildflowers along the way and lots of birds too!

Visited May 2014
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Aztec, New Mexico
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85 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Might as well see it if your here!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014

I've seen better, but if you haven't seen wind arch then you should go. It is beautiful scenery and the walk is easy. You might just get to see some of the locals repelling from the top.

Visited March 2014
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Impressive for a short visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013

The La Ventana natural arch is huge and awe inspiring, but that's all there is to see there. There is good parking, restrooms, and a smoothly graveled path up to the base of the arch. To prevent damage, visitors are not allowed to get too close to the arch, so all you can do is look up at it and take photos. To make the most of the trip, plan to also stop at the ranger station to talk to the ranger, view their exhibits, and learn about other things you can do in the area.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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206 reviews
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“Consider taking the narrows rim trail to see the arch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013

La Ventana is the second longest arch in NM (the longest is Snake Bridge in San Juan county). There is a highway turnoff that is about a 100 yard walk to the arch. The arch can also be seen by taking a hike on the "narrows rim trail." The hike is described in the book "60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Albuquerque." It's a beautiful hike on a mesa that is 7.8 miles round trip. The El Malpais visitor center, which is about 10 miles north of the arch on highway 117, has brochures describing the hike.

Visited October 2013
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Denver
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“Beautiful natural treasure”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013

The arch is beautiful and a simple walk from the highway. Truly spectacular, but not quite as dramatic as some of the arches you may see in a park such as arches in Utah, as it is a single structure. Should definitely stop on your way down to lava falls.

Visited October 2013
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