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Broken Arch

Arches National Park, UT
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Type: Geologic Formations
Description: Majestic natural rock formation best experienced in the early morning light.
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CRACOVIE
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121 reviews 121 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Easy hike from Sand Dune park , about 2.5 and 45 minutes ...You will see the arch from the parking , just follow the trail .. Nice walk

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Milpitas, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Other reviews have covered this in good detail. you might enjoy this arch if it is the first one you are going to, but if you have visited other magnificent arches in the park like the Delicate Arch, Landscape Arch, The Windows, or even the Pine Cone or Sand Dune Arch, you will not enjoy viewing an arch that is... More

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Toronto
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56 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

This one has two problems so I deducted two stars. One is the hike is fairly long and you can see the arch the whole way so once you get to it there's no big reveal or surprise about it. The other problem is that this one is nothing special. There are bigger arches, more beautiful ones, some have shorter... More

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Nootdorp
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Of all the hikes we did in the park, this was the least fun one. We started at the parking lot near the sand dune arch. There is no variation in the trail. You can see the arch from the beginning of the trail and the walk is further than it looks like at first. The arch itself is not... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

This was a good one. Pretty arch, nice resting spot, and away from the rest of the travelers. For us, we only saw a couple of people while we were out there. Definitely recommended.

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Vermont
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

This is a nice trail to take from the campground and quieter than doing it from the road.

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ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

This arch is one of two to see from the same trailhead, the other being the more fun sandstone arch. This arch comes at the end of a walk through flat terrain filled with tiny shrubs that don't look like they should be alive, given how dry the climate is. The place is dotted with holes leading to dens of... More

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salt lake city
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Nice quick stroll. Great vistas and views definitely worth the time.

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Palo Alto, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

After visiting the Sand dune Arch, you might want to pick the trail up to Broken Arch. Its a medium hike with no difficult segments. Most people return the same way back to the parking lot, some keep moving ahead to reach devils trail head But from there the Sand Dune arch is a long way.

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Coppell, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

The hike to Broken Arch from the Sand Dune Arch parking lot is 1.2 miles roundtrip. It is an easy hike across an open desert meadow area. A little up and down right before you reach the arch but it's easy. There are plenty of rocks to climb around on and you can get right under the arch. Don't let... More

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