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Sand Dune Arch

Arches National Park, UT
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Type: Geologic Formations
Activities: Hiking
Description: Arch formation at the end of an easy hiking trail.
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Denver, Colorado
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76 reviews 76 reviews
36 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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48 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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56 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 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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8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Chambersburg,PA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Have visited here two times. It is so much fun to 'squeeze' through the passage. You get the feeling it is a 'secret' place...and so very beautiful. In 2010 we were disappointed to not be able to visit here because there was reconstruction work going on at the only parking lot for this arch. Should be all clear now! Go... More

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a city by a lake, WA
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100 reviews 100 reviews
47 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

Sand Dune Arch was our boys' favorite. It was a short walk from the parking area. Before you reach the openness of the area where you find the arch, you walk through a narrow passageway (see picture). I suppose you could walk up the shorter rock formation that creates the narrow passage. It reminded me of a slide. Once we... More

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South America
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27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

My kids spent over an hour here and they could have easily spend another hour or two. It was such a great spot to play.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

You simply can't find a better place to take very young kids in the park. It's very close to the trailhead/parking lot and the kids will LOVE playing in the soft sand underneath the arch. Bring a blanket, some sand toys and plan to spend a good hour with your tots. You'll swear you're at the beach except you'll be... More

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Cheshire
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54 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

This is only 0.3 miles from the car park and well worth the visit. The ground starts with a well maintained footpath and then transfers to sand. Just like strolling on a beach only there is a slight incline. The arch is actually a little hidden and so it is fun to see who spots it first. From the same... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

We almost skipped this one because it was nearing the end of the day but am so happy we went. In our cross country, multiple national park vacation, this may have been the BEST activity we have done. Very short hike between the rocks to a shaded sand dune and arch. My kids (1 and 4) played in the sand... More

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