Arch Canyon

Total Miles
8.0

Elevation

1,714.73 ft

Duration

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Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Fall, Spring

Trail Overview

This 17.3 mile out and back box canyon trail features amazing Utah bluffs and rock formations and numerous water crossings. You will turn left before crossing the water that leads to Hotel Rock. There is a sign that shows Arch Canyon entrance. Depending on how much rainfall the area has received, you could encounter just a few very shallow water crossings or multiple water crossings, up to 3 feet deep. Be sure to look into conditions before leaving. There are a couple cliff dwellings you can see in the distance in the cliffs along the way. The trail ends at a wooded campground with an amazing view.If you wish to camp in the area, there is a big open camping area just on the other side of the highway 95.

Photos of Arch Canyon

Arch Canyon
Arch Canyon
Arch Canyon

Difficulty

Water crossings will be the biggest hurdle depending on how much rainfall the area has had

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

Steve Mcd
Mar 11, 2024
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet
Rough/Deteriorated
This is not a long wheelbase friendly trail. Fine in a short wheelbase jeep but we abandoned the trail after a half mile in our longbed Tacoma. Even a short bed would have trouble. Lots of very tight turns, overgrown with cottonwoods, and lots of erosion and sketchy wash outs of the trail. Leave this for 2dr jeeps and SXS in my opinion.
Bob Thom
Jan 02, 2024
4x4
Open
If you have a full size truck like me, walk. very tight turns in-between trees. would be much easier in a smaller rig.
Sarah Tunget
Oct 14, 2023
4x4
Obstructed
Washout
Chad Ammons
Jun 12, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal

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