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Jeep Arch / Gold Bar Arch Trail

Intermediate

Trail

2.7 mile 4.3 kilometer point to point
75% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 928' 283 m
Descent: -474' -144 m
High: 4,896' 1,492 m
Low: 3,968' 1,210 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 32% (18°)

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Trail shared by Karl Kuehn

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

Karl Kuehn

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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 run 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 run. 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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Nice views of the Colorado River as you exit the canyon
Nov 19, 2017 near Moab, UT
Jeep Arch aka Gold Bar Arch
Nov 19, 2017 near Moab, UT
Don't forget to take a surreal picture in the culvert
Nov 19, 2017 near Moab, UT

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