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Jeep Arch / Gold Bar Arch Trail

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 3.8 (10)

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


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2.7

Miles

4.3

KM

Point to Point

4,896' 1,492 m

High

3,968' 1,210 m

Low

928' 283 m

Up

474' 144 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

32%

Max Grade (18°)

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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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Karl Kuehn

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  3.8 from 10 votes

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Nice views of the Colorado River as you exit the canyon
Nov 19, 2017 near Moab, UT
This is a view from Private Arch!
Oct 12, 2021 near Moab, UT
Don't forget to take a surreal picture in the culvert
Nov 19, 2017 near Moab, UT
A large drainage pipe that leads under a set of railroad tracks serves as the trailhead.
Aug 22, 2022 near Moab, UT
Rock formations along the trail.
Aug 22, 2022 near Moab, UT
Under Jeep arch.
Aug 22, 2022 near Moab, UT

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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
Apr 22, 2019
Janel Crandell
Jan 9, 2019
Eric Bauer
Annoying to follow the cairns since many were toppled or in bad line of sight. 2.4mi