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Mesa Arch

Canyonlands National Park, UT
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset
Description: Visit this mesa at sunrise for the best scencic views.
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michigan
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100 reviews 100 reviews
21 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This is simply a magical place at sunrise. It may be at other times, too, but my experience has been limited to the early morning. Getting there is easy but a bit of a drive from Moab. Figure about 40-45 minutes, then a short hike to the arch itself. Take a flashlight because you'll want to be there before the... More

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Minneapolis
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120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

This is a short, easy hike, doable even at the hottest part of the day. The view of the arch is lovely. Be sure to also explore Aztec butte and whale rock which are close by.

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Witney, United Kingdom
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74 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We stopped off here on our tour round this part of the Canyonlands National Park. In several other revues, I have seen people say they did not consider spending $10 to enter the park good value. Well I must politely disagree, you are very lucky to have such a national treasure. Coming from the United Kingdom where we do not... More

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Norton Shores, Michigan
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25 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I'm not sure if I would pay the entrance fee to Canyonlands just to see Mesa Arch but if you find yourself in the park near sunset, at least while we were there there was no one else on this trail and the experience was amazing! We stayed in the park to stargaze and it was a little scary, we... More

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Dallas, Texas
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

As this is a somewhat easy walk to access it gets very crowded. The view behind the arch is breathtaking. We might should have come here before the rim hike to have more access to take pictures without so many to work around. Still very much worth the stop. We did climb on top but keep in mind death if... More

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Colorado
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146 reviews 146 reviews
40 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Very nice arch - go in the morning. The walk is an easy walk, but goes up on the way back. It gets very hot starting in the later morning!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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19 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I'm not a morning person, so the idea of getting up before dawn to see a sunrise isn't something that appeals greatly to me, but this is worth it. Its a short "hike" from the parking area, only takes 15 minutes or so to reach the arch. Once you do just wait for the sun to rise above the canyons... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This is a short little hike (15 minutes?) down to the arch. I brought my 5 and 6 year old girls. They loved the flowers and lizards that were on the trail. Most of the trail was safe, but you definitely want to hold hands as you near the center of the arch for pictures.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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73 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This is a great opportunity to get up close and personal with a huge arch. Lots of people were walking on top of it, but that looked risky. Nice photos can be taken right in front. Easy and short hike to see this beautiful arch framing the scenery behind. Definitely worth a stop.

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Santa Monica, California
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This is an easy arch to get to and completely worth the short trek. The scene behind the arch is unique because of the mountains and valleys. Most of the other arches we saw only had the desert landscape peering through. Definitely stop for the photo op!

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