Arch Canyon

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Arch Canyon combines the three things you look for in a southeastern Utah adventure. Those, of course, are epic sandstone geology, ancient history, and fun wheeling. The ruins of an Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwelling rests in a south-facing alcove. The building techniques vary between the structures, evidence this site was inhabited several times over its long history. Petroglyphs pecked into the sandstone tell an unknown story. The trail crosses several boulder-strewn sandy washes, and the canyon's brush may add to your rig's pinstripe collection. The trail ends at a grove of pines that make a great picnic spot or campsite. Look high on the high north wall of the canyon for its impressive namesake arch.