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Picture Frame Arch

3 Reviews
Location Moab, UT
Rating Easy,
Length 14mi
Time 4hrs

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Fun family outing features camping and unique arches.

Two impressive arches and one of the best overlooks of Kane Creek Canyon at the end. A great trip for kids because it’s short with breaks along the way. Dispersed camping at base of Lone Rock and some along rim. Portable toilet required to camp. Great area for UTVs, ATVs and dirt bikes with many fun side roads. Play on cool sand dunes.


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A few rocky places provide just enough challenge to make it fun. Suitable for stock, 4x4 SUVs with high clearance.






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Submitted by Richard
If you go to the arch and turn around, yes, it’s easy. However, if you head out to the overlook, the trail quickly becomes more challenging, and I would rate as moderate. A few washed out areas with some tricky steps, and a fairly off camber climb on a very narrow shelf road will get your heart racing.

Submitted by Chuck Wells
The trail is still easy until you round the northeast tip of Lone Rock, where it has gotten a bit rockier. Low clearance vehicles may wish to stop here and walk less than 1/10 mile to the arch. In addition, after proceeding past Waypoint 02 on the main road, the trail has gotten much rougher, with several difficult spots, especially along the shelf road just before Waypoint 04. If you are looking for an easy family outing, do not continue on the main road northwest of Waypoint 02.


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Nicki says

Tried this trail today and there is no signage, so make sure you pack plenty of water and have time to backtrack. We talked to others on the trail that were lost also. We made it to Picture Frame Arch just fine, but continuing on to the look out at the end of the trail was difficult to find. We never made it because we kept taking trails and nothing was marked. If you want to take this trail, have a GPS and watch the mileage marks perfectly.

Sam says

Rode this trail today and there is no signage. So many trails in this area that it is hard to see what is the main trail and what isn’t. Picture Frame Arch was easy to find but after that was real confusing. Many others were having the same problem that we were. Whoever could offer more signage, would be great!

Carol says

Tried this trail today. Great trail but definitely not easy anymore. Should be updated to at least moderate. To the arches it was easy, but after that should be moderate.
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