Gold Bar also called Jeep Arch is located a short drive from Moab, Utah.
From the parking area, the trail crosses under the railroad tracks using a large culvert. The dark culvert and bright light can make for a perfect silhouette.
Once on the other side, go left at the signed junction. The trail climbs back up to the railroad tracks with a short scramble up a hill. The trail is unmarked lead by cairns and only two signs. The trail ends up on a bench above Culvert Canyon, keep your eyes on the path so you don’t miss the cairns that will lead you to Jeep Arch.
As you round the corner you get your first view of the arch. The opening of the arch does resemble the outline of a jeep. With a bit of scrambling you can make your way through the arch.
The west face of Jeep Arch has an amazing view of the La Sal Mountains through the opening of the arch.
On the way back to the trailhead, I noticed movement in the red rocks. A small herd of desert bighorn sheep was scaling the rocks. Not having any of my wildlife lenses, I got this shot of three curious sheep. After doing research, Culvert Canyon is a lambing ground for the bighorn sheep. I'll have to bring my wildlife lenses next time.
Steve Cochrane Photography