Arch Canyon Trail (002)
ElevationAscent: 975' 297 m
Descent: -2' -1 m
High: 6,588' 2,008 m
Low: 5,615' 1,711 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)
Current trail conditions
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“A dramatic canyon featuring arches and plenty of stream crossings.”— Eric Ashley
Conditions change rapidly with weather events and during spring runoff. Check with the Monticello Ranger District for updated information.
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If you're not put off by the challenge of both reaching and traveling this canyon, you'll be rewarded with dramatic cliff faces towering over a forest of scattered ponderosa pines. There are also three arches to enjoy; Cathedral Arch is reached in the first quarter mile, Angel Arch in less than a mile, and Keystone Arch around the four mile mark. Lastly, you'll also pass the Butts Canyon Trail (465) at 1.4 miles.
Keystone Arch is a good turnaround spot if you're looking to shorten your journey or skip some elevation gain. Otherwise, keep going until you reach the end at a spill-off near the five mile mark.
Land Manager: USFS - Manti-La Sal National Forest
May 15, 2019: Fuelwood permits go on sale at Forest Service
May 6, 2019: Forest Service to begin wood permit sales