Funnel Arch |

Kane Creek

Hiking Funnel Arch - Kane Creek Hiking Funnel Arch
Kane Creek

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Overview

RATING: Easy hike
MAPS: MOAB, UT

Fri

77 | 56

Sat

77 | 45

Sun

82 | 46

Mon

79 | 51

Tue

80 | 48

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SEASON: Any, though summers can be hot.
GEAR: Standard Hiking Gear
WATER: None

Fri

77 | 56

Sat

77 | 45

Sun

82 | 46

Mon

79 | 51

Tue

80 | 48

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Funnel Arch

Funnel Arch

Visting Funnel Arch is a short outing, but with some adventure and big views along the way. Children with competent leadership will likely enjoy the challenges of the hike. There is a bit of scrambling and route finding required, but the problematic bits can be spotted fairly easily and safely. The rewarding views are not to be missed. The arch is also less commonly known as Cable Arch.

Note: There is much to see in Kane Creek. Be sure to look at the Kane Creek Rock Art write-up for all the details.
Kane Creek from the hike

Kane Creek from the hike

Getting There

From downtown Moab, head to south to Kane Creek Blvd. Turn right on Kane Creek Blvd. (This is currently where the McDonald's and Burger King are.)

  • Reset odometer as you turn onto Kane Creek Blvd. ( 12S 626362mE 4269376mN / N38° 33' 50" W109° 32' 59" )
  • 2.6 miles - Moab Rim Trailhead and Pit Toilet on the left. ( 12S 623455mE 4268771mN / N38° 33' 32" W109° 34' 59" )
  • 2.7 miles - King Bottom Campground ( 12S 623368mE 4268646mN / N38° 33' 28" W109° 35' 03" )
  • 3.05 miles - Moonflower Campground / Trailhead on the left and rock art panel. ( 12S 623137mE 4268307mN / N38° 33' 17" W109° 35' 12" )
  • 3.5 - Dirt road goes off on the left and up a hill. This is the Elephant Panel Trailhead. ( 12S 622637mE 4267587mN / N38° 32' 54" W109° 35' 34" )
  • 4.0 miles - Small Sheep Rock art panel next to the road on the left. ( 12S 622334mE 4267010mN / N38° 32' 35" W109° 35' 46" )
  • 4.3 miles - Small petroglyph panel next to the road on the left. ( 12S 622112mE 4266521mN / N38° 32' 19" W109° 35' 56" )
  • 4.6 miles - Pritchett Canyon Trailhead ( 12S 622059mE 4266123mN / N38° 32' 07" W109° 35' 58" )
  • 4.7 miles - Road turns to dirt with a big parking area on the right. ( 12S 622011mE 4266036mN / N38° 32' 04" W109° 36' 00" )
  • 5.1 miles - Small parking area and trail going up to a panel on the left. ( 12S 622546mE 4265578mN / N38° 31' 49" W109° 35' 39" )
  • 5.3 miles - Large parking area on the right. This is the False Kiva Trailhead, and also the Amasa Back Trail Parking area. ( 12S 622314mE 4265360mN / N38° 31' 42" W109° 35' 48" )
  • 5.8 miles - Amasa Back Trail ( 12S 621895mE 4264888mN / N38° 31' 27" W109° 36' 06" )
  • 6.1 miles - Birthing Rock on the right. Small parking area. This is also the trailhead for Map Panel. ( 12S 621821mE 4264647mN / N38° 31' 19" W109° 36' 09" )
  • 6.18 miles - Boulder with petroglyph on the right. ( 12S 621845mE 4264524mN / N38° 31' 15" W109° 36' 08" )
  • 6.2 miles - Parking are on the left just after cresting a hill and starting down the other side. This is the Funnel Arch Trailhead. ( 12S 621995mE 4264439mN / N38° 31' 12" W109° 36' 02" )
Views along the trail.

Views along the trail.

Route

From the parking area, head up hill using the path of least resistance to the cliff band to the north. There is a small drainage here that requires a bit of scrambling to surmount. (Class 4/Easy 5th class and can be spotted from below.)

Once up the initial short climbing section, go left and find a social trail through a notch between domes. From here follow a cairned trail north then east to a small clearing and Funnel Arch.

Funnel Arch is not visible until you are at it. Be sure to remember the way, route finding on the way back can be tricky if you weren't paying attention on the way there!


Maps

Route / 0.79 miles / Elevation Range 4,258 - 4,555 ft.
Printable Maps:
6.2 miles - Parking are on the left just after cresting a hill and starting down the other side. This is the Funnel Arch Trailhead.

12S 621995mE 4264439mN

N38° 31' 12" W109° 36' 02"

Birthing Rock

12S 621812mE 4264637mN

N38° 31' 18" W109° 36' 10"

Petroglyph Boulder

12S 621845mE 4264524mN

N38° 31' 15" W109° 36' 08"

Map Panel

12S 621900mE 4264703mN

N38° 31' 21" W109° 36' 06"

Funnel Arch

12S 622175mE 4264674mN

N38° 31' 19" W109° 35' 55"

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