Sunset arch is on the west side of Sunset Butte(Peak 2625), facing the Apache Trail but the arch can not be seen from the Apache Trail. Sunset Butte is the first prominent Butte north of First Water Road on the east side of the Apache Trail, south of Little Four Peaks. An off trail bushwhack offering wonderful views of the Superstitions and Goldfields, particularly in the late afternoon sun.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.
Paved - Car Okay
To hike Apache Trail(Hwy 88) 2/3 mile east of Needle vista. The road curves sharply to the right and then sharply to the left. This is the trailhead at this corner. There is room for three cars on the shoulder. An old access road goes up the hill. This is the start. The Butte is directly in front of you.