Moonshine Arch sits in the slickrock country to the north of Vernal, Utah in the foothills of Uinta Mountains. It is said to be 85 feet long and 40 feet above the ground. The hardest part of reaching Moonshine Arch is finding your way through the maze of nameless area dirt roads. The map below should clarify the correct path.
From Vernal, Utah, drive 8 miles north on Route 191 to Steinaker Reservoir. A short distance north of the reservoir, Route 191 makes a turn to the right (east). Turn onto the dirt road on the left (west) side of the road and drive/hike as the map shows. The road was well graded to where I started my hike as in the map below.
One way distance to the arch from where I parked was 1 miles with 320 ft of vertical gain.
Where I started the hike.
The path goes uphill to reach Moonshine Arch.
|Moonshine Arch |
Near the arch.
Looking down at the arch.
From the slopes above the arch
I then climbed some of the slopes to get good views.