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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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must visit in arches national park

I have always enjoyed this arch in Arches National Park. It is very accessible. One of only arch which is covered almost all the time in shade. The sand can be very cold and it is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Fremont, California
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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I have always enjoyed this arch in Arches National Park. It is very accessible. One of only arch which is covered almost all the time in shade. The sand can be very cold and it is better to wear shoes.

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Charlton, MA
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34 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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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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114 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 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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58 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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49 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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77 helpful votes 77 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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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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115 helpful votes 115 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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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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