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Sand Dune Arch

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Address: Arches National Park, UT
Activities: Hiking
Description: Arch formation at the end of an easy hiking trail.
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Short hike

This is a very short hike to this arch and worth it. Even the hike to the arch is interesting. If you are adventurous you can even get to the top of this arch

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 26, 2014
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Charlton, MA
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Charlton, MA
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77 reviews 77 reviews
34 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This is a very short hike to this arch and worth it. Even the hike to the arch is interesting. If you are adventurous you can even get to the top of this arch

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A popular one with children who can play in the sand on the way to this arch. Narrow way through at one point.

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Noosa Heads
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102 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

You walk through a series of large sandstone rocks that open out to a larger area of sand and high rocks and a relatively small arch. Worth a visit but there are better places

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Ellisville, Missouri
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126 reviews 126 reviews
58 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The Sand Dune Arch Trail is very short (.3 miles round trip) so it is an easy hike. The trail is sand and at times the sand is deep (for a trail) but the nice thing is that the trail is shady because the arch is in a narrow gap between the fins. The arch is much smaller than a... More 

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FORT WALTON BEACH
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138 reviews 138 reviews
49 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This was a huge surprise and a really fun place to explore. The kids will really love this one! The tall finned rocks, a neat, narrow entry, LOTS of loose sand (think the beach), and the arch within, are all part of this amazing place.

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Brevard County, FL
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40 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The hike was a little challenging since you need to traverse what seems to be like a beach in the middle of the desert. The sand is pretty thick so walking is somewhat difficult but the view of the arch when you get there is worth all the trouble...

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Ohio, USA
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131 attraction reviews
587 helpful votes 587 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We’ve visited Arches several times over the past few years but we had not taken the time to explore around Sand Dune Arch and Broken Arch. That was probably in part due arriving at the trailhead parking lot later in the morning when the lot was full, after we had completed some other hike. This trip we decided to cover... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Because there is so much sand leading into to arch entry is a little slow. Once there lots of sand is on the ground near the arch and kids of all ages seem to enjoy playing it.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The Sand Dune arch was different from the other arches in the park. It was shaded, and you had to walk through sand to get to it. The shade was actually very nice as it was hot in the park when we visited. That being said, the Sand Dune arch is less picturesque than other arches in the park. It's... More 

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Chatham, Illinois
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167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Small arch, I guess, but a super easy walk that is shaded so COOL -- one to save for mid-day. I had originally disregarded this arch because I thought walking through sand sounded difficult, but it's not strenuous. Really beautiful structures on the walk to and from the arch.

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