Longbow Arch Trail

MODERATE 17 reviews

Longbow Arch Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Moab, Utah that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from March until November.

DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
439 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

trail running

river

views

wildlife

rocky

scramble

From the center of Moab, travel north on Highway 191 for 5.9 miles and turn left on Highway 279. Continue 6 miles from this junction until you reach the "Dinosaur Tracks" sign, where the route leaves the pavement. The parking lot is at the top of this hill.

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17 days ago

Did this hike in late morning, had the place pretty much to ourselves. Very dry dessert hike, crossing over slick rock and petrified sand dunes. Once at the Arch found a cool shaded area to have lunch in complete solitude! Loved it!

hiking
1 month ago

Fun hike, a bit of scrambling in the beginning, follow the green marks on the path when available. There are other trails in the area so you could easily follow the wrong one (I believe they all go back to parking lot)
There are some sections that are sandy. The trail ends right under the arch where you can take a little break. Trail was private and views were great.

3 months ago

super hike, a little scrambling. nice views along the way; but the arch is mediocre at best as far as arches goes. awesome spot for sunset!! never see people here. don’t miss the petroglyphs just beyond the dino tracks before the trails separate.

hiking
4 months ago

This trail has it all dinosaur tracks, Petroglyphs, and a large Arch at the end.

5 months ago

Amazing landscape if you can make it to the other side.

hiking
7 months ago

Unique hike with lots of sandy trails plus a couple steeper rocky parts that were a little tricky with 12 and 2 year old Golden Retrievers but since I am able to lift it all worked out...and my 9 and 11 year old daughters liked it!

hiking
7 months ago

This hike was awesome! I loved how secluded and private it was. The arch was totally worth the hike, and there were lots of other amazing scenic spots along the way.

hiking
9 months ago

just wanted to post an FYI for others who perhaps saw this hike as "dog-friendly" on discover Moab... don't attempt it alone with dogs you couldn't hold in one arm. right after trail breaks off from dinosaur tracks one, you're faced with a short climb. it isn't far at all, and there are handles built into rock for humans..but I have two dogs of medium size that are GREAT at scrambling and hiking and neither could get up this incline. (they had both just done Corona Arch and scrambled at the two places where there's ropes/ladder for humans) it was a little too tall for me to lift them up, and I was alone so we weren't able to get beyond this spot.

hiking
10 months ago

Packs a lot of punch for a 2 1/2 mile hike ... Dinosaur tracks, petroglyphs and an arch. The trail itself is alright. More sand than I expected. Still, I'm glad I did it.

recorded Track - Jun 13 09:23 PM

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