- Closest town: Moab, UT
- Trail Name: Jeep Arch
- Trailhead: park here
- Distance: 4 miles round trip
- Dog Friendly
From the town of Moab, head northwest out of town on Hwy 191. Take a left on Hwy 279/Potash Road and drive 10 miles to the above pull off parking spot.
First, make sure to bring plenty of water if hiking this trail in the summer because there’s no shade and can get insanely hot. Wear a hat, sunscreen, and bring snacks! Second, this trail is close to the Corona Arch trail, but they do NOT share a trailhead! But if you have time, I do recommend knocking out both hikes in the same day!
There’s no official trailhead or parking area, just park on the right side of the road and you’ll start the hike by walking through a culvert under a train track. When you emerge from the culvert, you’ll see a small sign on the left directing you to exit the wash to stay on the trail. You’ll head up a short hill, see the train track, and then take a sharp right up the rest of the hill until you’re on top of the cliffs above the wash.
From here, follow the cairns on a slick rock trail. The trail can be easy to lose, I definitely recommend having a downloaded map and a few GPS waypoints. When you’re close to the arch, the trail will split and form a loop, you can go either way to reach jeep arch (I went left).
Jeep Arch won’t be easy to see until you’re close, so use these coordinates and keep going! I was hesitant that I was in the right spot, so having some reference points was really helpful. After about 2 miles, you’ll see the arch! Can you tell how it got it’s namesake?
Return the way you came or complete the loop by hiking through the arch. Return the two miles back to our car, following the same trail on the way back. This trail is incredibly close to the Corona Arch trail, so I highly recommend hitting both trails in the same day if you have time!
As aways, please practice Leave No Trace and leave this beautiful place better than you found it!