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Moonshine Arch, UT

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Difficulty 2 of 5
Route Finding 2 of 5
Distance Round Trip 3 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,636 feet
Elevation Gain 366 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 2 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 4.83
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8  2019-09-29 AZLOT69
Author AZLOT69
author avatar Guides 175
Routes 247
Photos 7,416
Trips 1,835 map ( 15,645 miles )
Age 68 Male Gender
Location Gold Canyon, AZ
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Preferred   May, Jun, Jul, Aug → 9 AM
Seasons   Spring to Autumn
Sun  7:10am - 4:57pm
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Overview
If you find yourself parched in the Vernal area of Utah, grab your tin cup and head on up the sandy trail to Moonshine Arch. It’s only a short eight miles out of town. Why then would anyone risk making moonshine this close to town and the law. Take the hike and you will discover the difficulty of finding the arch until you are right at it. The arch itself is 85 feet long and 40 feet high.


Hike
The hike starts from the green gate. Take the badly eroded at trail south thru the gully and then bear right. Take this trail about a quarter mile till you see a metal sign directing you to the right. In another quarter mile turn left on the atv trail. The trail starts to climb at this point. It’s very sandy in sections. The climb is steady but not overwhelming. The surrounding views are outstanding. As you come over the final rise the arch is in front of you. You’ll be snapping pictures in all directions. Take time to Explore the many alcoves in the area.

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Gate Policy: If a gate is closed upon arrival, leave it closed after you go through. If it is open, leave it open. Leaving a closed gate open may put cattle in danger. Closing an open gate may cut them off from water. Please be respectful, leave gates as found.

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    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    To hike
    From Vernal, Utah head north out of town on highway 191. Take note of your odometer as you pass the entrance to Steinaker State Park. Continue north for about one mile. Halfway thru the long sweeping curve to the right turn left on a dirt road. Follow this road 1/2 mile turn left at the intersection. Continue 1/2 mile to Y, bear left. Continue to green gate. This is your trailhead.
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