Summary: The 3 rated Picture Frame Arch trail offers most of the same scenery that the extreme 8+ Behind the Rocks trail does with much less potential of vehicle damage.
Location: The Picture Frame Arch trail leaves Highway 191 about 13 miles south of Moab just after climbing a long hill on the highway. The exit is on the right going to the west.
The Trail: Two impressive arches and one of the best overlooks of Kane Creek Canyon at the end. A great trip for kids because it’s short with breaks along the way. Dispersed camping at the base of Lone Rock and some along the rim. Great area for UTV’s with many fun side roads. You can play on cool sand dunes.
The scenery includes the unique weathered sandstone fins and domes just behind the rock cliff that faces Moab. There are several opportunities to peer down into Kane Creek Canyon which bounds the area on the southwest.
The Tip-Toe version of the trail allows participants to view the High Dive, Upchuck, and White-Knuckle Hill obstacles that the Behind the Rocks trail is famous for. There are a few minor drainage crossings with exposed rock ledges that will require some attention to climb. Don’t forget to have your picture taken while standing under “Picture Frame Arch”.