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Broken Arch

Address: Arches National Park, UT
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Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Owner description: Majestic natural rock formation best experienced in the early morning light.
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Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Owner description: Majestic natural rock formation best experienced in the early morning light.
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Tucson, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We parked by the campsite and hiked to Broken Arch. On the way you see Tapestry Arch which is well worth the detour. After you reach Broken Arch continue on to Sand Dune Arch. From Sand Dune we hiked back to the campsite via the trail from Sand Dune Arch. It is a nice loop hike.

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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171 reviews 171 reviews
99 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Another good one for photographs. Best with some blue sky behind it! Easy trail across open grassland. 2.1km round trip

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Ellisville, Missouri
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126 reviews 126 reviews
58 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We started at the Sand Dunes Arch parking area and walked across an open field towards Broken Arch. The views were wonderful and there were a lot of wildflowers along the path. The path was flat and sandy (not a problem) but exposed to the sun so take plenty of water and sunscreen. We got to Broken Arch, took some... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Took heaps of photos here, had a walk around, stood and talked to lots of other travellers, everybody has a different story on archers national park, and they are all fantastic. Go here you won't be disappointed

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Ohio, USA
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367 reviews 367 reviews
131 attraction reviews
547 helpful votes 547 helpful votes
5 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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298 reviews 298 reviews
191 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Though it is not a paved path it is an easy walk down to the arch. Some of the walk is in the open with little shade.

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Chehalis, Washington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

There are many other arches in this park, some are easier to get to some harder. Broken is one that is mediocre in its presentation and requires some modest effort in the hiking. I preferred the sights and the hike required to see the Delicate Arch by far! I've advised all of my friends visiting this park to go there... More 

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Broomfield, Colorado
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9 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This one just wasn't worth the trek through the hot desert. Unless you need to check off all the arches on your list, skip it.

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CRACOVIE
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70 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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