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.
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.