This arch is located in the Glen Canyon National Recreation
Area in a side branch of Shofar Canyon. It is accessed from the
Hole- in-the-Rock Road because of the absence of roads on the
east side of the Escalante River in this area. Stan Wagon and
his companions came upon this arch during a 9 day backpack trip
which started at the Forty Mile Ridge trailhead. Read Stan’s trip
report at his website, www.StanWagon.com for a description of their route
to this remote arch. First, click on “Utah Canyon Country” and
then click on “Lower East Side”, and then click on “Trip Reports”.
Note that their route includes fording the Escalante River.
For some avid hiker wishing to visit this arch, some research
might reveal a shorter route to the arch than the circuitous route
followed by Stan and his companions.
Photo by David Nebel