Picture Frame Arch Trail

EASY 1 reviews

Picture Frame Arch Trail is a 26.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Monticello, UT that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

26.3 miles 2229 feet Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

off road driving

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Fun family outing with interesting arches and an impressive overlook Two impressive arches and one of the best overlooks in Moab. A great trip for kids because it's short with breaks along the way. The overlook looks down on Kane Creek Canyon and Hurrah Pass Road. Good camping along early part of route and along east side of Lone Rock. Campers are required to bring a portable toilet. Enjoy fun side trip to sand dunes. Located on BLM land. For current status call Bureau of Land Management, Moab Field Office at (435) 259-2100. Rating: Easy. The road alternates between smooth, well-packed sand and mild rocky sections. You may not need 4-wheel drive unless the road is wet. The sandy road around Lone Rock (a.k.a. Prostitute Butte) can be rutted following heavy rains. Hike to arch if you don't feel confident that your vehicle can make it. The road to final overlook has a few small ledges but is still easy. Route-finding is simple, except the road to overlook is very faint at the beginning. This trip is suitable for stock 4-wheel-drive SUVs when dry.

off road driving
9 months ago

Easy drive on a dirt road. Nothing really exciting until you get to the arch. If you're brave enough and strong enough you can climb a crack in the lower rocks to get up inside the bowl that the arch covers.