If the weather is good, and there’s little or no snow on top of the rocks, W7U/GR-044 is well worth the hike. The hike to Double O Arch is one of the most scenic routes in the National Park.
Please read my entire report on the summit page, as well as K7ODX’s report. It would be smart to use GPS to be sure you get to the right spot - see our coordinates.
If you decide to do that activation, please get up to the parking area early enough that you can be on the air when the sun is shining between the fins - this means an ETA near local noon. If you set up on the highest sand pile right below the “peak”, which may be necessary to be within the Activation Zone, you will be in the sun’s shadow in the afternoon, and it may be cold. A time of 10 or 11 AM might be more pleasant.
Hopefully you’ll have time to look at some of the other large arches out there - it’s an amazing place. Short side trips are needed to see most of these arches.
W7U/GR-051 looks interesting - point on top of a high cliff. The Google satellite image shows some kind of trail out there. You may be able to drive far enough out there, using the Kane Creek Road, on the east side of the River, that you could hike the rest of the way, several miles, but I’ve never been that far down that side of the River. Note that Highway 279 is on the WEST side, not what you need for that peak.
You will need a detailed map of the area with information on the various trails that lead up there.
You might consider contacting K0YO, Mike, the first activator. He lives out there, and that’s his territory.
The Knoll and Aztec Butte are great - both could be done together in several hours. The roads to those two are excellent paved highways. Those two peaks offer a winter bonus, so consider them! You may well earn that bonus…
Good luck and 73,