Funnel Arch aka Cable Arch, Moab UT
20- 40 Minute Hike
Behind The Rocks
I am often asked when is the best time of year to visit Moab Utah? The answer I give often shocks people... Winter!
Here is a description of a short hike we took in January while staying at moabadventurecondo.com to a lesser known arch named Funnel Arch just a few miles away from downtown Moab.
To reach the arch you must first scramble through this narrow gap to reach the sandstone fins of the The Rocks Wilderness area. Remember, climbs never look as steep in photos as they do in real life.
Though the hike to the arch is short, it would be a shame not to explore the area while up top. From the crack, I recommend going to the left and circling around to the arch even though it is to the right.
Funnel Arch is not the largest Arch around but the thrill of the scramble to get to it and the view from the area around the arch should satisfy any adventure seeker. Especially those who don't have all day to invest in a hike in Arches National Park.
The views from the edge of the cliffs are some of the best around. Looking east over the Behind the Rocks towards the Mt Peale in the La Sal Mountains.
More scrambling is required as you start down from the Arch. Unlike in Canyonlands National Park, this trail is not marked and has no maintenance.
Another scramble typical of hikes in the Moab's Behind the Rocks area.
We really enjoyed our trip to Moab and loved staying at www.MoabAdventureCondo.com.
The town home was large and clean. Our unit had 3 bedrooms and slept 6 but there were town homes available that slept 8. We never felt cramped and our group of 4 adults had plenty of room to spread out and enjoy ourselves. It was so nice for each couple to have their own room but also have the large living room and kitchen area verses being crammed it to small hotel rooms. Also in the end this vacation rental ended up being cheaper than two hotel rooms we otherwise would have had to rent.
We stayed in unit 6A8 and it was near the pool and had a double garage.
From Moab travel south on Kane Creek Blvd. Pass the Amasa parking lot and continue uphill. Go up and over the top of the hill then as you start down the hill you will see are larger pullout area on the left. Park here, and start hiking towards the gap in the the rocks.