Jewell Tibbets Arch

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Jewell Tibbets Arch is a 1.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Thompson Springs, 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.

1.5 miles
104 feet
Out & Back


nature trips

trail running



no shade

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.

4 months ago

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.