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Sand Dune Arch

Arches National Park, UT
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
Activities: Hiking
Description: Arch formation at the end of an easy hiking trail.
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Chatham, Illinois
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238 reviews 238 reviews
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155 helpful votes 155 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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Broomfield, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The arch is not all that impressive but the walk to get there is unique. Once you get inside the fins you are in your own little world, with sand underfoot and rock walls all around. There is some nice shade in places and scorching sand in other places. Be ready to empty out your shoes afterwards. It is popular... More

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CRACOVIE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Beautiful little arch , around 600/700 meters round trip , 15/20 mn walking , in the sand and in the shadow, cool and pleasant place for a well deserved break after Delicate Arch ...Nice canyon , nice colors , great place too for photographers ...Parking just in front

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Claremont, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

it is a pleasant hike out with lots of soft sand. It is a good place for them to play and get the nice family pictures.

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Ottumwa, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

When I was planning this trip, I never thought that this is going to be quite exciting. Wonderful view and location.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Fantastic day hiking and wonderful opportunities to find more solitude on some of the less traveled trails. Very busy during peak season, but absolutely worth it.

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Denver, Colorado
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112 reviews 112 reviews
51 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Not a much frequented, this arch is part of the greater Devil's Garden, but on the south end. If you don't take the entire trail, Sand Dune Arch is just a short distance off the parking. Through a narrow defile and entering a sandy bottomed cavity, towered over by monoliths; suddenly there is the arch near over your head to... More

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Los Angeles, California
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

this one was pretty cool and super easy. we went when it was super windy and sand kept flying everywhere! be prepared! i wasn't and had to walk around with my hands covering my face looking through the little slivers between my fingers to guide myself.

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Toronto
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127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

This was one of our favourite arches we saw for a few reasons. First, it's fairly hidden down a narrow passage so when you first see it you are practically under it. Also, the walk from the parking lot is relatively short and we also like it because there was nobody there when we got there. I would definitely see... More

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Great short walk through sand to a lovely area for kids. Quite magical! Small arch surrounded by rock. Perfectly safe for children, easy access for all.

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