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An out-and-back with a partial loop option to an arch-shaped like a Jeep.


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Map Key

3.8

Miles

6.1

KM

Lollipop

4,888' 1,490 m

High

3,965' 1,209 m

Low

918' 280 m

Up

923' 281 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

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Overview

A simple hike with spectacular views.

Description

The parking pullout is large enough for a half dozen cars. Additional parking may be found on the other side of the road or at Corona Arch Trail a short hike away.

Entry to the canyon is made via a culvert pipe underneath the railroad tracks. The first section of the trail is mainly following cairns on a slickrock section. After a mile or so, the trail begins to climb and you come to a fork where the optional loop portion of the trail begins. Most people follow a clockwise direction around the loop.

In the lead up to the arch (called both Jeep Arch and Gold Bar Arch, there are a couple scrambling sections, but nothing too difficult. The best routes up are well marked with cairns.

The arch itself is a beautiful place to rest, and one of the only places where you'll enjoy any shade on the hike. Departing from the arch, there is a steep and somewhat-tricky descent down and to the right (south) as you exit the arch.

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Shared By:

Karl Kuehn

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  4.1 from 14 votes

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Photos

View from the trail
Mar 27, 2023 near Moab, UT
Nice views of the Colorado River as you exit the canyon
Nov 19, 2017 near Moab, UT
View from the trail.
Mar 27, 2023 near Moab, UT
This is a view from Private Arch!
Oct 12, 2021 near Moab, UT
Jeep Arch
Feb 23, 2023 near Moab, UT
View from the trail.
Mar 27, 2023 near Moab, UT
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Mar 27, 2023
Stewart Carnes
Great hike
Dec 31, 2022
Nathan Calies
Great hike!
Nov 21, 2021
Dave B
Great hike! Kids and our beagle loved it! 4.4mi — 2h 17m
Sep 25, 2021
Michael Calabrese
Mar 7, 2021
Jake Westover
Jun 6, 2020
Jessica Luty
Jul 14, 2019
Megan Barney Jones
May 22, 2019
Michael Sullivan
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