Moonshine Arch

EASY 19 reviews
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Moonshine Arch is a 2.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Vernal, Utah that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
104 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

river

views

Utah is well known as a land of arches and even Flaming Gorge Country can boast of one! Moonshine Arch is a short walk into a sandstone ridge just north of Vernal.

5 days ago

Great hike. Beautiful views. Hard to find trailhead. I recommend bringing insect repellant. By the time we got to the arch the kids were ready to head back because of all the flies and gnats.

hiking
17 days ago

Loved it! Really hot and a little steeper than I expected but definately worth the climb. Trail isnt marked well so pay attention.

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18 days ago

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1 month ago

This was a good hike with the family. We hiked it on 4/14/17 with two 7 year olds, a 3 year old and a 10 month old in a pack. The trailhead was a bit hard to find, even with really good directions. Once we found it thought we had fun hiking it, even the three year old made it. The arch at the end was neat. I'd recommend it and do it again.

hiking
1 month ago

Couldn't find it. Very frustrating for. Tried with posted direction. All private signs. Always been able
To find trails. Oh well

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Fabulous hike. Great for families with children. Easily 2 hours or less total. Great views and impressive arch. Hardest part is knowing where to start. The road off 191 is not marked and hard to see from the freeway. Heading north from vernal, it's not quite a mile from the steinaker state park road on the left. It will look like it's just a pull off but there is a dirt road that goes off it. If it is muddy you will need an SUV/four wheel drive but we made it in our small Hyundai on dry roads (although some parts worried me and it could easily change as previous mud and traffic could warp it more) Once you hit the green fence, the trail is straight ahead down the gulch. There are roads going left and right. I do not know where those leads but straight ahead got us there easily:)

hiking
3 months ago

Lacking signage, but that's what makes is a "secret"

hiking
3 months ago

We wandered around other parts near the trail after seeing the beautiful arches. Good trail, easy and quick. Good for a season starter or to take the kids! ❤️

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9 months ago

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11 months ago

Nice trail and beautiful arches.

11 months ago

Great trail and an easy morning hike.

Monday, April 25, 2016

it was awesome it took us a while to find it because there aren't any signs at the turn off

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Beautiful easy trail.

hiking
Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Roads leading to trailhead were dry and smooth