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Arch Hunting Trail of the Month

This trip goes to 12 arches/natural bridges in the Gemini Bridges area. People go through there all the time and they have no idea of the beautiful arches in the area expect Gemini Bridges itself. It is not a technically difficult trip, it has a difficulty rating of a three. This trip has been done the trip in the snow before with no problems. So if there is still snow on the ground in February trip it should be ok. The areas visited include the following:

Four Arches Canyon - a beautiful canyon with obviously four arches in it. (Bullwhip, Mosquito, Crips and Shadow arch).
Boulder Bridge - it is an hidden gem. There are a number of very intersting formations in addition to the natural bridge itself.
Goonie Bird Rock area - there are five arches within a half mile of the Goonie Bird ( Bride, Owl, Ojo, Debris, and Little Canyon arches)

Harth’s Pasture area - hiden back in the neighborhood of the Metal Masher Trail are two interesting arches, Jack’s Arch and Periscope Arch.

Trail Difficulty Ratings are for Moab area roads in dry conditions. The effects of snow or rain varies greatly depending upon the altitude of the roads and the type of soil.
NOTE: The Red Rock 4 Wheelers Club attempts to keep the trail ratings current. However weather and usage constantly alters the routes. Heavy but localized rains can change Kane Creek from a moderate trail to impassable in an afternoon. It is always wise to obtain the most up-to-date information prior to departing for a trip, and be prepared. Remember, turning back is usually an option as well.
For more information see the Red Rock 4-Wheeler website,, where the entire Easter Jeep Safari magazine is online.
Trail consisting of loose rocks, dirt, and sand with some slickrock surfaces, mud holes possible, no steps higher than 12”. 4WD is required, aggressive tires a plus.
Responsible Recreation
Red Rock 4-Wheelers, Inc.

Each year we lose a few more roads/trails. Closed to us forever! It’s a horrible thought, but reality! Take a minute and think about what it would mean to you to have your favorite trail closed. One of the best ways to fight this is to practice responsible

Stay on the trail. Don’t be tempted to try a new route or obstacle. Someone will follow your tracks and soon we’ll have another unauthorized road. Go over the bumps and mud, not around them. That’s what 4-wheeling is all about.

Pack out what you pack in. If you see litter on the trail, pick it up and take it out with you. Most of all, take care of and respect this land that we love to play on.

Responsible 4-Wheeling will make a difference. Please join with the Red Rock 4-Wheelers and practice responsible
4-wheeling every day. Let’s show them that we care.


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