Cedar Wash Arch is a 2.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Escalante, Utah that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.2 miles Elevation Gain: 187 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

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no shade

A short hike to a neat little arch.

Definitely nice arch No problem driving to trailhead And found trail np

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1 month ago

You would have to have some kind of super power to follow this trail. If you go in the opposite direction of the arch along the rim you’ll come across a little wash going into Cedar wash. That would be one way down and then make your way over. I went around the arch along the rim and found a way down the slickrock. There even looks like a way down right behind the arch. It looks better going up than it does coming down from the top.

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3 months ago

I couldn't even find the trail.

7 months ago

Hard to find.

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8 months ago

Good hike. Trail sometimes hard to stay on. Beautiful arch

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8 months ago

Beautiful arch! Awkward directions!.

Thu Sep 06 2018

We took Cedar Wash road west from Hole-in-the-Rock road and soon came to a deep wash. Recent heavy rains had made it nearly impassable - our 4x4 truck bottomed out pretty hard. NOT PASSABLE TO CARS unless you approach from Escalante side. Couldn’t find the trailhead to either Cedar Arch or Covered Wagon. Saw side roads but no obvious signs. Since the last sign we saw noted that we were passing through private land and never back in the GSE, we opted to be conservative and left. We were told that very strong storms had come through a week or so earlier, and maybe some signs are missing? The only reason for the low rating is that there were no real directions/descriptions of the trailhead and therefore, no hike for us!

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Wed Sep 05 2018

About an hour hike all together. Don't really see how you can be "stranded on the cliff" as another hiker mentioned. I think the trail route is showing the fact that you can walk right up to the top of the arch and see it from that angle. The part that shows the way down into the wash is correct. However, after that, just follow the deepest part of the wash instead of trying to stick to the slick rock. Though don't miss an impressive collection of huecos just around the bend once you climbed down. I took the road north from the town of Escalante (Proctor Road). You can also get here from Hole in the Rock Road though within the first mile you’ll see a wash that might stop you if you’re in a sedan or after a storm.

Mon May 28 2018

Fun little hike. We also walked up a narrow canyon west and south of the arch that fed into the wash. Short but would be torture on a hot day. Don’t believe the trail route indicated here — if you follow it exactly you’ll be stranded on the cliff edge.

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Sun Mar 29 2015

Quick little hike across some slickrock to see the arch. Can then continue to explore Cedar Wash itself.

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Thu May 02 2013

Short hike down to Cedar Wash and down to a neat little arch

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