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Address: Canyonlands National Park, UT
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset
Description: Visit this mesa at sunrise for the best scencic views.
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Sunrise

Easy walk to the arch, good time to go is before sunrise if you its not block by a photography group that takes up the best view

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Illinois
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Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Easy walk to the arch, good time to go is before sunrise if you its not block by a photography group that takes up the best view

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

After visiting the Arches National Park, I was expecting to see a grand, big arch. Following the signs to it that guide you through a very short trail, I grew more and more disappointed as nothing as expected came into sight. Instead, there was this small arch hidden on the side of the path. However, once you start approaching it,... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Although I entitled this "Easy Hike..." it's more like a walk. Very easy half-mile walk to Mesa Arch. This is a beautiful Arch and you can frame the La Sal Mountains with your favorite girl or guy right underneath! I took several photographs from different angles which gave several backgrounds with each one. This is such an easy one to... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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19 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The view from the Mesa Arch is incredible. If you go near the edge, the fall is quite deep. There were some crazy tourists who took pictures while standing on the top of the arch.

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Houston, Texas
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This would be an outstanding sunrise photo opportunity. The beautiful canyons below and the gorgeous snow-topped La Sal Mountains are perfectly framed in this small but impressive arch. The walk to the arch is a half mile round trip (relatively easy). One of my favorite two spots in Island in the Sky. Don't miss!!

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Kanab, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I could really leave a review with the title I've given this one to so many of the trails in the Moab area, but honestly, nothing amazed me quite as much as the gorgeous view through Mesa Arch. I guess it really just fit so perfectly with my aesthetic, but it's hard to imagine anybody walking up to this little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

What made this arch unique from the other arches was the amazing view behind the drop-off of over 1000 feet. Although the cliché photo-op of the sunrise peaking through the arch was nice, I really thought the view right after sunrise when the entire canyonlands lit up was just phenomenal. I only wish I could have visited during a warmer... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This is a must see in this park, and therefore it is also very crowded. This is unavoidable, so just accept it. It is a short (5 min) trail to the arch- quite sandy. The arch itself is beautiful, more so for the scenery that surrounds it than the arch itself. You will see better arches at Arches NP in... More 

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Pomona, California
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

So I guess the thing is to take sunrise pictures here. But we still took beautiful pictures in mid-morning, with the rocks all lit up down below. We came in January and had the place all to ourselves. So we took a bunch of fun pictures. Don't miss this beautiful arch even if you do miss sunrise.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

You can watch the sunrise rise through the arch as its starts to peer over the horizon. It puts a warm glow on the edges of the arch. For photographers, this is the most sought after photograph so it can get very crowded at sunrise. The views are well worth the early wake call. The day we were there, the... More 

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