|Typically Open:||Year Round|
|Highest Elevation:||5185 feet|
|Duration:||About 2 hours|
|Shape of Trail:||Out & Back|
|Best Direction to Travel:||N/A|
|Nearest Town w/ Services:||Moab|
|Official Road Name:|
|Management Agency:||National Parks Service|
|District:||Arches National Park|
Situated just outside Moab is Arches National Park. Arches is a major tourist destination known for its many sandstone arches that seem to defy the laws of nature. However, most of these famous arches are easily accessible from the main paved road and that’s typically where the crowds flock. Arches is not widely considered a Jeeping destination because it does not contain many off-road trails within its boundaries. In one sense that’s a bummer, but another way to look at it is that all the Moab Jeep fanatics and big outfits won’t put Arches on their radar, which means that what is available may be wide open for the taking. A short hike over to Tower Arch, Parallel Arch, The Marching Men, and Anniversary Arch make this trail a must do.
Starting from this point is directly off of the Salt Valley Road. The trailhead is well marked and you can't miss it. The first 1/2 mile is in soft sand with plenty of room to pass.
Starting Point: Eye of Whale Trail