On Oct. 5, '02, the author accompanied a group
of Natural Arch and Bridge Society members on a hike to Short
Canyon. This Canyon is in a large area north of the Long Canyon
Trail. Take Rt. 313 north of Moab and take the left turn to Dead
Horse Point. About 2 miles down the road, the Long Canyon road
forks to the left. This road ends at the Jug Handle on the
Potash Mine Rd. In descending Long Canyon, it requires 4wd.
Somewhere along this road, a rough 4wd trail turns left. It is
several miles to the un-marked Short Canyon trailhead. After
about a 100 yards, the trail descends a very steep notch into the
Canyon. After descending this notch, the arch is visible high on
the right. The above description is intended to give the viewer
a rough idea of the arch location. Locate a guide in Moab who
is acquainted with this Canyon if it is desired to visit this arch.
Click on Notch into Short Canyon for a view of the steep trail
which descends into the Canyon. Keen Natural Bridge is a short
distance up the Canyon (qv).