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Address: Arches National Park, UT
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Arch formation at the end of an easy hiking trail.

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Another natural arch worth stopping by in Arches NP

Sand Dune Arch is found at the end of a narrow passageway that goes between two rock fins. The trail to Sand Dune Arch is a short trail consisting of relatively minimal elevation... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Aki_Sakakibara
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Clearfield, Utah

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Clearfield, Utah
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Sand Dune Arch is found at the end of a narrow passageway that goes between two rock fins. The trail to Sand Dune Arch is a short trail consisting of relatively minimal elevation gain, making it one of the easiest trails in Arches National Park. If you love natural arches, I would highly suggest that you go see this arch... More 

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Milan, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

The Sand Dune Arch trail is accessed by a narrow passage between two rock fins and is in the shade for most of the day, so the sand and the air is relatively cold. We stopped there to get refreshed and we still thanks both the shade and a graceful breeze. You can took fo your shoes and proceed on... More 

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Palmer, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Hard core hikers will say this is too easy to waste your time on...but you'd be missing out on a beautiful little arch. The little trail through the sand to get there was fun. Highly recommend for families (my 18 month old and 4 year old loved it).

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Thank EriJulKel
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

I liked this arch and I think this arch is mostly for younger kids who never seen a arch. The trail is short and fun to see and look while walking through a canyon.

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Cusco, Peru
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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

It's not allowed now to jump from the arch down to the sand. Too bad, it used to be so much fun, and it was safe.

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Provo, Utah, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

This arch is just a couple hundred feet off the road, easy walk for kids, even a stroller. Kids love to play in the soft sand, older ones and adults can actually get on top of the arch for a great picture!

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Thank Rob D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

This one is fun because the slot canyon and deep sand are unlike the other arches we saw. Easy, fun, shady.

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Aurora, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful arch that is in a slot canyon. You climb through a little spot to get into the canyon and then you are surrounded by tall sandstone walls, light streams in from above. It's pretty cool and a very short walk from the parking lot.

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Bountiful, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The actual arch is pretty, but the main attraction is the beautiful, fine red sand that's in abundance in this place. The arch is nestled between 2 huge rocks and everything in between is this beautiful sand the kids love to play in! We actually brought our sand toys and spent quite a bit of time there, just playing. As... More 

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Oakton, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Hiked a short way through fins and soft sand to see this little beauty. Kind of a nice perspective to see an arch that can be “taken in” standing near it. While other arches are far more spectacular, this one gives you more of a sense of how the arches were formed. Nice change of pace.

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