Category Archives: 1999 Trip Reports

Rainbow City

Our trip to Hawkeye Arch was rather educational. David and I had to drive into Arizona and then back into Utah through Navajo Mountain Trading Post to Rainbow City. At the end of a long gravel road, Rainbow City is a little Navajo settlement that does not even show on Utah highway maps. Rainbow City is made up of a number of houses and several brick schools, but it looks like it would require a trip back to the Navajo Mountain Trading Post for food and supplies.

This is truly one of those hidden Utah places in an area that I would like to explore more. This is also the trailhead for the Navajo Mountain/Rainbow Bridge trial that can take you to Rainbow Bridge on Lake Powell. The trail also passes several large natural arches that David and I have been trying to figure out how to get to without taking a week of hiking and camping.

Hawkeye Arch is actually a double class B arch stuck in a short canyon, on the south side of Lake Powell. There was a jeep trail that would of got us fairly close but the gate was locked so we ended up hiking across the sagebrush flats for over a mile to get there.

I decided to call the second wall arch “BJ Arch” for the characters BJ and Hawkeye in the M.A.S.H. television series.