Royal Arch Loop, Grand Canyon National Park

The Royal Arch Loop is perhaps the most technical section of the Tonto Trail accessible from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. It is also the only part that is done in a loop, starting and finishing at the same trailhead. Access is via 25 mile dirt/jeep road – poorly maintained in section and required $25 entrance fee to the indian reservation – if they only bother to stand at the gate. Completing the loop requires a 20 ft. rappel and climbing over and under boulders and circumventing various other obstacles. The reward however is more than worth the trouble.

3 thoughts on “Royal Arch Loop, Grand Canyon National Park

  1. Kai Wiedman

    Superb photos Ron! I enjoyed them very much. And thank you for showing your patience with me.