Roadside Arch

Rating: 
Round Trip Distance: 0.2 miles
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation: 4942 - 4962 feet
Cellphone: 0-3 bars
Time: 15 mins.
Trailhead: Arches Scenic Drive
Fee: $30/vehicle
Attractions: natural arch




Roadside Arch is located in Arches National Park near Moab, Utah. The arch can be found near a pullout along the Arches Scenic Drive between the Fiery Furnace and Devil's Garden areas.


The pullout is on the right hand side of the road about 15 miles from the Visitor Center.


From the roadway follow the unmarked social trail.


Roadside Arch can be seen in the fin a short distance away.


The arch is one of over 2,000 that are located with the boundaries of Arches National Park.


To see the gap that qualifies Roadside Arch as an official arch you will need to get right underneath it.


The surrounding scenery from Roadside Arch might be more appealing than the arch itself.


The Scenic Drive in Arches National Park has a lot of pullouts. Some of them are nothing more than good places to stop and take a picture while others are close to nearby arches. Some visitors find themselves needing to spend a little time waiting for a parking spot to open up at one of the parks most popular attractions which makes exploring around the various pullouts an attractive option. As far as Roadside Arch goes, if you would like to see it for yourself then all you have to do is 'Take a hike'.