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Picture Frame Arch 4x4 Road

Fun family outing with interesting arches and an impressive overlook

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Difficulty: Easy
Length: 13.5 miles
Duration: Half day
Family Friendly

Overview :  Two impressive arches and one of the best overlooks in Moab. A great trip for kids because it's short with breaks along the way. The... more »

Tips:  Pack a picnic lunch and take your time. Side roads in the area are fun to explore but you may encounter difficult terrain if you go in... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Start of Road

If coming from Moab, turn right here on wide dirt road.

2. Sand Dunes on Right

Fun area of sand dunes on right. Roads to dunes enter at various points.

3. Right Goes to Picture Frame Arch

Turn right here and follow sandy road northeast along south side of giant Lone Rock. Look up to the left as you pass under Balcony Arch, then continue on around end of Lone Rock, curving to the left.

4. Picture Frame Arch

Trail levels off on a wide ledge area. Look up to the left to Picture Frame Arch. Depending on your vehicle, you can turn around here and go out the way you came in, or continue on around Lone Rock. This way is a bit more challenging. When you get back to main county road, bear right and continue.

5. Narrower Ledge Road

County road circles around west side of butte. Road becomes narrower ledge road for a short distance, then curves left and continues uphill.

6. Watch for Faint Road on Left

This is an important spot, but you might not realize it. The main county road curves right here and continues to Pritchett Canyon (available as eGuide from FunTreks). Our trip bears off to the left here to a fantastic overlook. The road is faint in places, so follow tracklog carefully.

7. Overlook

Trail ends at the edge of Kane Creek Canyon where you can look across and see the road climbing to Hurrah Pass. Below you can see Kane Creek Canyon Trail. (Both of these routes are available as eGuides from FunTreks.) It gets a bit rough at the end, so you may want to park and walk a short distance to avoid more difficult terrain. Once done here, ... More