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Jewell Tibbets Arch is a 1.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Thompson, Utah that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from March until October.

Length 1.5 mi Elevation gain 104 ft Route type Out & Back

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The Jewell Tibbets Arch Trail offers spectacular views across Hell Roaring Canyon to a large natural arch. Close to several BLM campgrounds, and to Canyonlands National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park. From the parking lot, the trail passes through a fence and follows a dirt road for about 0.1 miles. The trail leaves the road and goes down several dry washes until it rejoins an old road (closed to vehicles). After a short distance, the trail leaves the old road, and follows a series of rock cairns to near the edge of the 400 foot deep Hell Roaring Canyon. After a short distance, the trail follows a short spur onto a slickrock platform, from which spectacular views of the arch and the canyon below can be had. The trail returns to the parking lot across a blackbrush mesa, where it rejoins the road. The arch is named after Jewel Tibbetts, a Moab resident who lived about 10 miles distance at the Horsethief Ranch in the 1950’ and 1960”s with her husband Bill. They often took ranch visitors to see the arch.

BLM Moab Field Office 82 East Dogwood Moab, UT 84545 435-259-2100 utmbmail@blm.gov

Note: Hikers should exercise caution on those sections of the trail which are close to the edge of Hell-Roaring Canyon. The trail can be very warm in summer. Neither mountain bikes nor motorized vehicles are allowed on this trail, except for the first 0.1 miles where the trail follows an existing road.

Off Utah scenic Byway 313. Approximately 10 miles west of the US 191/Utah 313 junction, turn right just before a fence/cattleguard and go 1.3 miles on an rough unimproved dirt road to a parking lot.

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Keala Lee
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this trail is not in Thompson and the directions are absolutely incorrect please fix for better rating

Doug Neidholdt
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Pleasant less visited hike in the area. Accessible by car to about the last 1/2 mile to the trailhead. You would add a mile to the roundtrip if by car and have to park just prior to the trailhead. Otherwise you can drive to the trailhead in a low clearance 4x4. Nice walk, canyon views, arch is not overly large but still fun.

greg l.
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nice easy trail, however the Tibbets Arch is understated as it is small and down in the canyon and difficult to see. Since most visitors in this area are heading to either Canyonlands NP or to Deadhorse Point State park or mt bike riding on the many mapped MTB routes, there is very little use to this obscure arch trail. Good option for a quiet hike as a break from MTB riding.

Mike Ewell
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Nathan Brown
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Doug Neidholdt
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