Hunters Arch – Hunter’s Canyon – Moab, UT

Trail Summary

Hunter’s Arch reminds me of Kanarraville Fals hike located in Kanarraville, UT.  This trail follows a creek through the slot canyons which feature a few small arches, a large arch, and a couple cook rock features. There is a ton of vegetation surrounding the trail, particularly cactus, which are decent size and bloom in the summer.  Be careful of snake and other critters along with poison oak and / or poison ivy. Remember, “Three leaves, let it be!”

Don’t hike this trail during a thunderstorm due to flooding in the slot canyon.

Directions

From VisitUtah.com
“From Main Street (US 191) on the south side of Moab, turn west on Kane Creek Boulevard at the McDonald’s restaurant and drive west to a Y-junction with 500 West. Keep left on the paved road, which becomes Kane Springs Road. Follow the road west and then south along the Colorado River to a cattle guard. Continue south on the narrow dirt road to the signed Hunter Canyon Trailhead on the left just before the road splashes through a creek. This is 7.5 miles from US 191.”

Trail Information

DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Easy
ROUND TRIP LENGTH: Roughly 4 miles, depending on when you turn back
AVERAGE HIKE TIME: 2 hours
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT: BLM
USER GROUPS: Hikers,
BEST TIME OF YEAR TO HIKE: Late Spring, Summer, Early Fall
BEST TIME OF DAY TO HIKE: Day
GROUP LIMIT: No Limit
PERMIT INFORMATION: No permit required
COST: No cost
WATER SOURCES AVAILABLE: Water spigot available at the beginning of the trail, along with some restrooms.
CAMP SITES: There are seven campgrounds located right before the trailhead.
TRAIL CONDITIONS: Smooth Dirt, rock, vegetation, creek
SUN EXPOSURE: Sun exposure with occasional shade
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