Hey Joe Canyon Rim, Cliffhanger Arch, Amphietheater Trail, Moab, UT

Hey Joe Canyon Rim, Cliffhanger Arch and Amphietheater Trail, Moab, UT

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In march, 2015 our friend Mal joined us for a trail run in Moab, UT. He did not want to do any difficult stuff, so I suggested to run something easy, but new to us. We planned to visit Hey Joe Canyon Rim and the nearby Cliffhanger Arch. On the way back to Moab, we had some time left and I thought, it would be a good idea to run the Amphietheater trail, which is pretty unknown. Amphietheater trail is located between Dellenbaugh Tunnel trail and Secret Spire. Partly it is hard to spot, where the trail is. Finally, it leads to the rim of some unnamed canyon.

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Here one can also download a gpx file of this trip:

Tracklog: Hey Joe Canyon Rim, Cliffhanger Arch and Amphietheater Trail, Moab, UT (129 downloads)

The following map shows the trail:



Hi, my name is Christian. Since years, my wife and me are spending our vacation in the southwest of the USA. At the beginning, we had been visiting a lot of national parks, but after some time, we started to explore also areas off pavement. We started with the Coyote Buttes South region and White Pocket in the Vermilion Cliffs NM. Over years, we explored almost the complete Vermilion Cliffs NM and visited also a lot of other areas in Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah. Especially the Moab area and the San Rafael Swell are our favorites. But also the Rubicon trail in the High Sierras was very impressing. In 2015, we had been the first time in the Kingman, AZ area. There are a lot of outstanding 4WD trails, like Sleeping Princess or Moss Wash. This type of trails has a high difficulty rating and one should have the right vehicle and good driving skills to tackle this type of trails. As I did not find any good source of information about the trails, we planned to drive at the beginning of our ‘offroad adventures’, I started to create this website. I hope, that it has some use for visitors and gives some kind of information and also inspiration.


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This page gives some information about our Jeep, we are using for our offroad trips. It is a 2008 Jeep JK Unlimited Rubicon with some modifications.

The mods are listed below:

– Lift Kit: A Poly Performance Part Stage 3 Lift Kit with 4.5 inch lift is installed:

Jeep JK Rubicon Unlimited

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