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Picture Frame Arch Trail is a 26.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Moab, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 26.3 mi Elevation gain 1,860 ft Route type Loop

Dog friendly

Kid friendly

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Ohv / off road driving

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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Fun family outing with interesting arches and an impressive overlook Two impressive arches and one of the best overlooks in Moab. A great trip for kids because it's short with breaks along the way. The overlook looks down on Kane Creek Canyon and Hurrah Pass Road. Good camping along early part of route and along east side of Lone Rock. Campers are required to bring a portable toilet. Enjoy fun side trip to sand dunes. Located on BLM land. For current status call Bureau of Land Management, Moab Field Office at (435) 259-2100. Rating: Easy. The road alternates between smooth, well-packed sand and mild rocky sections. You may not need 4-wheel drive unless the road is wet. The sandy road around Lone Rock (a.k.a. Prostitute Butte) can be rutted following heavy rains. Hike to arch if you don't feel confident that your vehicle can make it. The road to final overlook has a few small ledges but is still easy. Route-finding is simple, except the road to overlook is very faint at the beginning. This trip is suitable for stock 4-wheel-drive SUVs when dry.

Pack a picnic lunch and take your time. Side roads in the area are fun to explore but you may encounter difficult terrain if you go in too far. Carry plenty of water and sun protection. Trail conditions can change without notice.

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Sean Lucas
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Drove our stock Jeep Grand Cherokee Trail Hawk on this trail. It was mostly easy, a few spots that required a little rock navigation. We enjoyed this trail and the reward at the end, seeing the arches. Balcony Arch and Picture Frame Arch.

Jason Prendergast
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Hiking

Awesome drive. Beautiful caves and arches!

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Nadia Razani
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Hiking

So pretty and picturesque. A little scary getting down but manageable in a pair of good hiking boots. Camping spots all around. Great weather right now, warm in the day and cool at night.

Lynn Olsen
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Easy drive on a dirt road. Nothing really exciting until you get to the arch. If you're brave enough and strong enough you can climb a crack in the lower rocks to get up inside the bowl that the arch covers.

Scott Stahley
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Tony Smith
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Taylor E.
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Gaylon Rogers
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James Pat Patrick
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Stacey Shepard
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Megan White
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Alexander Malone
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Patrick Bischoff
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Clint Adams
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Robert Reeves
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James Pat Patrick
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Carrie Confair
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Christopher Martin
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Isaac Green
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Doug Langford
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Mo Swenson
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