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Mesa Arch

Canyonlands National Park, UT
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Type: Geologic Formations
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset
Description: Visit this mesa at sunrise for the best scencic views.
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Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This was a lovely trail that led to an arch over the panorama of the canyon. It just dropped immediately down into thin air on the other side of the arch. (Keep ahold of children!)

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Bremerton, Washington
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34 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

If you visit Canyonlands National Park, you WILL go here. This is a direct order. Seriously though, you shouldn't miss out on this. It's a very short hike, and you can witness a wonderful sunrise at "the Spot." If you want to avoid the crowds, then you'll probably have to just avoid the sunrise oO. Any time of the day,... More

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Key West
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Was so beautiful.... you do not want to pass this one. We watched amazing clouds and sun shine thru. Amazing picture area for whole family! Was the perfect day!

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Stockholm
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

I mistook the time of sunrise to be at 6.05 am (was 7.05 Utah time) so I arrived 2 hours prior to dawn. It's a good 1 hour drive from Moab, and a 5 min hike (bring flashlight). It was good marking of the trail and not that difficult to find Mesa arch. Being there all alone for a 40... More

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Wrexham, North Wales
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Planned to arrive pre dawn but overslept and it was 70 minutes after sunrise when we eventually got here, passing people already returning during our journey. Not to worry because the light was still glowing under the arch, maybe not as orange as first light but still enough to have that WOW factor.........only WOW doesn't do it justice. Also as... More

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Burlington, Kentucky
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59 reviews 59 reviews
43 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

The Island in the Sky region is the best place to visit in Canyonlands. And this hike is the best view in Arches or Canyonlands. The hike is easy,even for a guy with altitude sickness. There are some rise and falls to the trail and the altitude might slow you but take your time and the reward is worth it.... More

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poodlegirl
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

this was a short little hike - and WOW! another beautiful ARCH- and what a vista behind it . Wonderful Ravens were watching over us

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Reno, Nevada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

The Mesa Arch was the primary reason for this visit with my 70 year old mother and it did not disappoint. The views beyond the Arch are also amazing. There is a small 1/2 loop to get to the Arch. Given the elevation (and what you are used to), some elevation change and slick rock (in places) it can be... More

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Falls Church, VA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Having traveled to two dozen national parks, the most stunning view in all of the, that I have seen is the view from Mesa Arch at sunrise. No photo can capture the variety of colors that the human eye can see from this vista a mere two-tenths of a mile from the parking area. Having visited five times on my... More

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usa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Mesa Arch is an absolute "must see" in Canyonlands. Very easy hike brings you to an arch framing a spectacular and awe-inspiring view of the canyon below. Have someone take your photo on the edge of the canyon as a reminder of the grandeur of the scene.

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