ARCHES OF ALABAMA HILLS
ALABAMA HILLS RECREATION AREA
California Tourist Guide and Destinations
"HELL'S GATE ARCH"

UTM COORDINATES:
UTM Coordinates is official name of arch

LATITUDE: N 3635.080
LONGITUDE: W 11806.847
ACCURACY: 21'
ELEVATION: 4658'
DIMENSIONS: 3'W x 6'H x 6'D
See detailed measurements

Hells Gate Arch
Hells Gate Arch

Hells Gate Arch is in plain view, but we drove
and walked past it a couple times. Rabbit Arch
is right behind it.

View from Hells Gate Arch
View from Hells Gate Arch

Don't camp near the Hells Gate Arch.
You might have nightmares...

Hells Gate Arch
Hells Gate Arch

Hells Gate Arch
Hells Gate Arch viewed from the road

Road towards Hells Gate Arch
Road towards Hells Gate Arch

Road past Hells Gate Arch
Road past Hells Gate Arch
View from trail looking west towards
Hells Gate Arch and Gunga Din Historic Marker

ROCK FORMATIONS and LANDMARKS
Landmarks to help locate Hells Gate Arch...
Viewed from Gunga Din Historic Plaque
A short distance down the dirt road...

Gunga Din Plaque
"Gunga Din" Filmed Here

GUNGA DIN MONUMENT
Point of Historical Interest
Located on Horseshoe Meadow Road
In 1938, this hill area, among many others in
the Alabama Hills, served as a stand-in for the
hill country of Northern India when RKO made
the classic adventure film,'Gunga Din'. Directed
by George Stevens, the epic starred Cary Grant,
Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Victor McLaglen and Joan
Fontaine with Sam Jaffe as Gunga Din, the
waterboy who wanted so much to be a soldier.

Over 300 films and numerous commercials
have been shot on location in the Alabama
Hills.

DIRECTIONS:
From Lone Pine, CA / Hwy.395
(At the only stop light in town)
Turn west on Whitney Portal Road
In 3 miles turn left on Horseshoe Meadow Road
Gunga Din Historic Plaque 1/2 mile on left
Park near the Gunga Din Historic plaque
Walk down the dirt road and Hells Gate
Arch is about a hundred feet on the right.

ROAD CONDITIONS
Paved roads...

Rabbit Arch and Hells Gate
Rabbit Arch and Hells Gate Arch

MAP
Map of Alabama Hills Arches

PHOTO HERE
Satellite Image of Hells Gate Arch

BEST PHOTOS:
Afternoons are best photos

MEASUREMENTS OF ARCH:
Arches measured at the smallest opening

PHOTO HERE
Detailed Measurements for Hells Gate Arch
Grid measurements available in future release

ARCHES OF ALABAMA HILLS
There are hundreds of natural arches throughout
Alabama Hills Recreation Area.
The best way to
find arches is by walking around the rock formations.
The arches blend in with the surrounding rocks.

Alabama Hills Recreation Area
Alabama Hills Recreation Area

Alabama Hills were named in the 1860's during
the Civil War by Southern sympathizers in honor
of the Confederate warship CSS Alabama. The
Alabama Hills Recreation Area was dedicated
in 1969 by Bureau of Land Management and
encompasses almost 30,000 acres.

MOVIES FILMED IN ALABAMA HILLS
Several movies have been filmed in this area,
including Gunga Din, The Lone Ranger, ect...

MOVIE LOCATIONS IN ALABAMA HILLS
Locations of movies filmed in the Alabama Hills.
Locations have been matched with images from
the movie. Directions to help find the locations.
Included are GPS coordinates and satellite photos.

INDIAN GRINDING STONES AND MORTARS
You can find several Indian Mortars in the Alabama
Hills and surrounding area.

Whitney Portal Road
Whitney Portal Road

Alabama Hills Recreation Area
Sign at Alabama Hills Recreation Area

MORE PHOTOS OF ALABAMA HILLS
Photos included on the free campground
directory for Alabama Hills Recreation Area.

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK
Photos and information about Death Valley.
Includes free Campground Directory.
Death Valley National Park is about
50 miles east from Lone Pine, CA

Old house in Keeler California
Old house in Keeler, CA

KEELER, CALIFORNIA
Photos from Keeler.
Located on Hwy.136
13 miles east from Lone Pine, CA
What a bizarre town... a complete subculture.
Included under the listing for Ghost Towns.

TOURIST PHOTOS

CAMPGROUNDS IN THE USA
Free campgrounds in the USA

ARCHES OF ALABAMA HILLS

Flowers at Alabama Hills
Scarlet Locoweed
Alabama Hills Recreation Area
March 10, 2007

WILDFLOWERS OF ALABAMA HILLS
A photo collection of wildflowers from
the Alabama Hills Recreation Area.

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ALABAMA HILLS RECREATION AREA
NATURAL ARCHES AND WINDOWS
HELLS GATE ARCH