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Address: , Canyonlands National Park, UT
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Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset
Description: Visit this mesa at sunrise for the best scencic views.
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Finished our Canyonland day here and what a finish. Just amazing view. Easier trail and not very long. Don't miss this.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Warsaw, Indiana
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Warsaw, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Finished our Canyonland day here and what a finish. Just amazing view. Easier trail and not very long. Don't miss this.

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Aurora, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A perfect frame for the canyons below. What a remarkable place. Hiking out to it may be steep at some places (even though billed as an easy hike)...so beware. I made it though and I have terrible knees...

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Very easy to get to it. Just a short walk from the parking area. The arch stands out but the background is superb.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We left Moab at 6am and this was our first stop of the morning. Arrived around 7am and was a really short hike to the arch. What a gorgeous view!!! Were considering going back another day at sunset just to see different lighting. Probably the easiest hike in canyonlands. Be prepare to be surrounded by other people though...even at dawn.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The most photographic view, I can see why! The arch frames the beautiful background. One still needs to see this natural beauty in person. Breathtaking! The 0.5 (1-way) mile hike is easy. Don't forget your camera. We went during the early part of the week. Less crowds.

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Montana Rose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We visited this arch around 4pm. We lucked out that there were only a handful of people there and the lighting was perfect for pictures. It was an easy walk from the small parking lot, and there are some great views along the way of both the arch and the canyon.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I had the opportunity to ride from Moab out through the arches and see everything along the way. I was there participating in the Moab Skinny Tire Bike Festival. One of the four routes was to ride out and through Arches National Park! Great ride, challenging at times, however beautiful rock formations. I'm glad I did the ride as I... More 

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The hike to the attraction wasn't very that hard it was more like a walk though. If you do the hike early in the morning or late evening to get a magnificent picture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Been there twice to take photos, always fantastic. I have heard that at sunrise it's shoulder to shoulder with photographers and tripods. I find the lighting good in the mid to late afternoon because the sun is at your back. Don't go too late or the shadows in the deep valleys get too long.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is a must see while in the area. Hike to Mesa Arch is easy and so rewarding. Loved that there was a ranger there that gave a "lesson" about the area. Don't miss this park!

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