West Fork Lavender Canyon

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West Fork of Lavender Canyon is the second branch of the Lavender Canyon trail. It splits from the main trail at an easy-to-miss junction in the wash a short distance past the gate at the entrance of Canyonlands National Park. The difficulty is similar to the main Lavender Canyon trail and is an easy-to-moderate drive up a sandy wash. Deep sand, mud, washouts, and flood debris could be present, making it harder or impassable.

The main attractions on this trail are multiple natural arches that can be seen jutting out from the towering canyon walls above you. Turtle Arch, Bellybutton Arch, Hummingbird Arch, and Long Arch can be seen along the motorized route. Lavender Arch is a short walk up the canyon past where the motorized route is shown as ending on maps.

The end of the motorized route is not marked on the ground, and you just have to turn around where the canyon starts to get too rough and narrow for vehicles. The GPS track here ends approximately where maps show the road ending and where there is enough room to park and turn around. Camping is not allowed along this trail.