South Twin Rivers Rock Shelter Arch
South Twin Rivers Rock Shelter Arch The name for this Nevada arch was derived from its location and what apears to be a rock shelter below the arch. Drive about 65 miles north of Tonopah on Nevada Hwy 376. Take Forest Road 080 west to the South Twin Rivers Trailhead which is about 3 miles off the highway. Approximate coordinates for the TH are: UTM 11 S 479150N 4304413W (WGS84). Hike up the South Twin River Trail that goes steeply up the side hill east of where South Twin emerges from the narrow canyon for approximately 5.5 miles. Do not begin by hiking up the river. You will be a few hundred yards NE of the junction of the South Twin and North Twin River Trails. (Caution: the North Twin River Trail exists mostly on the map, not the ground) The arch is NW of and near the trail at about elev. 7900 ft. The approximate gps coordinates for the arch are UTM 11 S 474660N 4300431W (WGS84). There is an old water wheel and ore crusher about 3 miles up the South Twin River trail, just downstream of the confluence of South Fork Twin and South Twin River. The wheel still turns! The wheel is approximately at UTM 11 S 476524N 4301252W (WGS 84) and 7300 ft. elev.

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