Fred and anyone concerned. Here is my recon and proposal that was for 2020 Moab but was canceled due to Covid. Note: This information was from 2020.
*Fred, one other thing, while a person could get an SUV and camp at Picture Frame Arch, big campers could never make it. Plus, there is a ton of traffic at this arch during the day. I would not recommend this site for camping.
**There are back roads into Moab from Camps 1 & 2 so you don't have to ride on the highway if you don't want to.
Previous 2020 recon info...
Moab 2020 Behind the Rocks.
To get there. From the McDonalds in Moab, travel south on Hwy 191 for approximately 12.3 miles. The turnoff from 191 is at the top of the hill. (See Camp Option 2 for alternate directions).
This is a free dry camp (bring your own extra gas, portable toilet, water, food, moonshine, etc...). This is a large dispersed camp area designated by signposts with camp numbers.
My options for camps:
Camp 1 Option:
From the McDonalds in Moab, travel south on Hwy 191 for approximately 12.3 miles. Turn right off the Hwy and stay on the dirt/sand road for approximately 2.3 miles. The road is a little rough so if you’re driving a big rig/trailer, take it easy, take it slow. In approximately 2.3 miles you should see a small post sign which indicates campsites 19-38 or a number very close to this. Turn left, in a couple of hundred feet continue and go through the fence gate. In the open area, you should start to see the camp signposts which are marked with the sight number. There are additional campsites further in the trees.
Below is what the area looks like.
Camp 2 Option:
From the McDonalds in Moab, travel south on Hwy 191 for approximately 11.2 miles. Turn left off the Hwy and stay on the main dirt road for approximately ¾ mile. There are a couple of areas so if this is our spot you should look for the TW’s. This camping area is smaller than behind the rocks.
***All of these trails can be accessed via Camp 1 or Camp 2.
Behind the Rocks
Tiptoe Behind the Rocks
Kane Creek Canyon (if the water level isn’t too high)
Lockhart Basin trail.
Flat Iron Mesa
Strike Ravine ??? it was closed on our recon in mid-February
Cameo Cliffs (aka Hook & Ladder)
Trails available in the Moab area (about 12 miles away...Moab not the trails) ***All of these trails can be accessed via Camp 1 or Camp 2. There are back roads into Moab so you don't have to ride on the highway if you don't want to.
Chicken Corners/Hurrah Pass
Sand Flats Recreation area (Fins & Things, Hell’s Revenge, Slickrock singletrack trail, Porcupine Rim)
Potash Rd./Shafer Switchbacks
Island in the Sky (Canyonlands)
White Rim Trail
Poison Spider/Golden Spike/Gold Bar Rim
There are numerous other trails/roads within reasonable riding miles of camp as well.