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Maple Canyon Arch

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Maple Canyon Arch is an impressive arch in a beautiful canyon in Central, Utah. It is a short and beautiful trail to access it.


Maple Canyon is a beautiful and unique canyon that is near Moroni, between Nephi and Ephraim, Utah. This canyon is very popular with rock climbers on the Maple Box Canyon hike.

The drive into the canyon isn’t paved, but it is perfectly graded. Maple Canyon Arch is at the very end of the canyon. There are campsites right at the trailhead.

The trail is shady and very beautiful!

I really enjoyed this trail! I had my teen boys with me, but I would love to bring my younger kids too.

Along the trail there are times you get to see the towering canyon walls.

There were flowers and butterflies along the way.

Soon you arrive at the junction. The arch is to the left. Head up the hill, across the little platform and around the corner.

Maple Canyon has such an interesting composition. It looks like it’s made of cemented together rocks.

As you come around the corner you will see Maple Canyon Arch.

You can climb up under the arch and to the back side to get a different view. You can see my boys under the arch to see the scale of the arch.

Here are a few more of beautiful Maple Canyon Arch!

Stats: Distance – 1.6 miles roundtrip
Approximate hiking time – 45-90 minutes
Elevation gain – 580 feet
Difficulty – Moderate
Trail – well maintained trail of dirt and rocks.
Bathrooms – Yes
Seasons to hike – May-October
Permits needed – none
Pets allowed – Yes

Maple Box Canyon is very close and cool to check out. To the south is Palisade Reservoir.

If you like arches, check out Diamond Fork Arch, Cassidy Arch, Mesa Arch, Johnson’s Canyon, Babylon Arch, and of course, Arches National Park.

You may want to check out hikes along the Nebo Loop, like Salt Creek Waterfall and Devil’s Kitchen.


We have so much beauty in Utah to explore! I love hiking and photography and can help you find your next favorite hike! All photos were taken by me!

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