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Great place to stretch your legs

This route through Quemado was a great alternative to Highway 40. We used La Ventana as a spot to stretch our legs and use the only bathroom for many miles. Unfortunately, it is a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Thea W
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Globe, Arizona
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Globe, Arizona
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51 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This route through Quemado was a great alternative to Highway 40. We used La Ventana as a spot to stretch our legs and use the only bathroom for many miles. Unfortunately, it is a pit toilet that was very stinky, but I was grateful for the facilities. The walk to the arch is short and flat, so don't miss this.

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Courtenay, Canada
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45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great arch. Largest natural arch in New Mexico I understand. Easy walk to base of arch. Wheelchair accessible.

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1 Thank James G C
Austin, Texas
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774 reviews
400 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 427 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The path is a very easy, perhaps 150 yard walk from the parking lot, about 1/3 of which is actually paved. The rest is a good packed trail with a slight rise in elevation. A hat and sunscreen are both good ideas for this site, especially in the summer. There are rattlesnakes and scorpions in the area, so be aware... More 

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3 Thank capitollover
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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198 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Great easy walk scenic views relaxing get away for the day enjoy nature, during the monsoon season watch out for thunderstorms

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Pulaski
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241 reviews
167 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

This is an easy walk from the parking area with sidewalks most of the way. It is a natural beauty to see.

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1 Thank Judy S
El Paso, Texas
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48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

It was a quick stop at a beautiful site. If you're a photographer plan to go in the afternoon, I had difficulty getting a good shot in late morning.

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1 Thank selindo
Arizona
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852 reviews
342 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 333 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

There is only a short hike here - 1/4 mile each way, to the arch, but it's well worth the stop. Restroom facilities also available here.

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2 Thank Deanne A
Landisville, Pennsylvania
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105 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Take exit 89 off rt 40 and follow signs for El Malpais down 117. It's about 12 miles, so a short detour to see an interesting natural site. You can see it from the parking lot, but a short walk will get you even closer.

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2 Thank PattyMcC7
DFW
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43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Just a short drive south of grant off of interstate 40. The views remind me of the scene in "Jason and the argonauts" were Poseidon appears amid the cliffs. If you travel even further from the bend where la ventana natural arch is located they are one cliff after another. A very surreal scene. La ventana is of good size,... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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37 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I expected something dramatic and spectacular, but was sorely disappointed. Okay but nothing really out of the ordinary

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