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Didn' tknow it was here after ten visits to Vernal

Saw a leaflet for the arch in motel reception. Ten minutes North on 191 to turn off on the left... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Tim L
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Hayle, United Kingdom
Worth the hike

The arch is not spectacular by Utah standards, but if you're in the area it's worth seeing. You... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
alexwolf2016
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Green Cove Springs, Florida
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170 Sotuh 500 East, Vernal, UT 84078
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Saw a leaflet for the arch in motel reception. Ten minutes North on 191 to turn off on the left, halfway along a right hand bend, shortly after Steinaker turn off. I missed it first time. Couple of miles on a signed dirt road to...More

Thank Tim L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just off Highway 191, Moonshine Arch is quite a gem. The hike is pretty short and easy, and the arch is quite beautiful! The area around the arch has been eroded out to reveal a huge cavelike overhang, and several smaller arches inside. Some (probably...More

Thank Nancy K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The arch is not spectacular by Utah standards, but if you're in the area it's worth seeing. You can also hike the table rock above the arch.

Thank alexwolf2016
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Not the easiest thing to find but really good when you get there. Google it and do your research before you set off. Access is via a dirt track road just off Highway 191 (don't follow the tarmac road). On 191, drive past the Steinacker...More

Thank John S
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

There are not alot of signs but, you can definitely find your way easily. There are 3 dirt roads to the left off the gravel road and all 3 lead to the main dirt road. We navigated it easily in a Ram 1500 4x4 with...More

1  Thank Troy K
Reviewed June 4, 2018

This is a fairly short hike- our 4 and 6 year old did it themselves fine- and the rewards are big. It is so fun to climb around the arch and rocks, and the views are beautiful and interesting. This is a great family adventure,...More

1  Thank k8leonard
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

We had a difficult time finding the arch, but we made it. A really nice end to our adventure today. The arch has lots of ‘nooks and crannies’ to climb in and out of. Let me spell out some clear directions here: when you pass...More

3  Thank mamafly
Reviewed April 23, 2018

Our family with six kids stopped here while in the Vernal area and we LOVED it. It is a pretty short hike from the parking area to the arch. Seems like sometimes you might be able to drive part of the road leading to the...More

3  Thank Melissa D
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

We the hike is about a mile each way, but is mostly uphill going toward the arch, so you do get your heart pumping! Very lovely and shaded once you reach the arch - not busy either. There were only 2 other groups on our...More

Thank Catherine B
Reviewed January 19, 2018

It can take less than an hour to complete the round trip hike. The arch itself is quite amazing. Unfortunately there is a llittle graffiti in the vicinity. The large sandstone cave behind the arch is also quite impressive. I have been there several times...More

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