These arches are in "Arch Canyon" in San Juan County.
Drive south from Blanding on US 19 and turn west on Utah
Rt. 95, the Bi-Centennial Highway.
The road passes through
a deep cut in the top of Comb Ridge and descends the west
side in a long grade with a big switchback.
arriving at the bottom of the long grade, turn right onto a dirt
road. The mouth of Arch Canyon is just a short distance
on this road. There is an Indian Ruin at the mouth of the
Canyon marked by a sign. It is about 7 1/2 miles up the
Canyon to the first arch (Cathedral). While there has been a 4wd trail up the Canyon, it may or may not be passable now.
It would be advisable to check at a BLM office before trying
If one continues on Rt. 95, it ascends the west side of the
valley. Shortly after reaching the top, a 4wd road turns to the
right. This road leads to the overlook from which the author took this photo. It is a short walk from the 4wd road to the
overlook. When the author visited, there was no sign
indicating the trail to the overlook. Obtain a map and
measure mileage to determine where to start hiking.