Arch Canyon

Arch Canyon offers easy trails, Anasazi ruins and scenic hiking. Arch Canyon is accessed by driving south of Blanding to the Hwy 95 junction. After going through the big cut, (approx. milepost 15), turn on the first road to your right. There is a small Arch Canyon sign. Follow this road about 2 miles until you reach the Arch Canyon sign. It is a good quality dirt road that runs basically North. You will see a parking area with several pull outs. Unload here. Your trial goes to the west. It crosses the stream many times.

From the parking area there are two options for moving forward. Most hikers will chose to park here and continue on foot. However, Arch Canyon is a very popular 4wd road and many choose to drive up the canyon. The road runs for about 7 1/2 miles and is a one way road. It is definitely a 4wd road and only high clearance vehicles with experienced drivers should drive this route. This can be a popular road for many 4wd enthusiasts so be aware that you may find traffic in Arch Canyon.