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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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One of the best views

To see this arch there is a short, relatively easy hike. The views from this arch are outstanding. In my opinion, it is a must see when your in Moab.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is a pretty good Arch, and it is worth the short 30 minute loop hike to see it. Nice views on the other side of the Arch. The trail to the Arch is a slightly uphill 15 minute walk. The return part of the loop needs better signage, as the crappy sign is twisted around, and it is easy... More 

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

To see this arch there is a short, relatively easy hike. The views from this arch are outstanding. In my opinion, it is a must see when your in Moab.

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Fort Collins, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

Fairly easy hike with one of the best views in Moab. Definitely a must do. Trail does go slightly uphill. One of our favorite stops.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Short hike that is fairly easy. There are some steps and a few rocks to climb but I'd say it's still a pretty easy hike. We did it with a large group of little kids and they all did great. Just be aware at the end the drop offs are right near the arch. It's beautiful and so worth the... More 

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

You have to see it for yourself, no words or phographs can do it justice. The short loop trail takes about forty minutes, less if you are young and fit and it is a bit up and down but not too taxing. When you get to the Arch you are rewarded by not only the arch but also by the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Mesa Arch is easily accessible from the parking spot; it's a short walk away. beautiful to photograph, the view is stunning.

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Martinez, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

It's an OK arch in an interesting but easily accessible place. There are plenty of other Island in the Sky stops that offer stunning vistas and amazing drop-offs, and Arches NP has lots of better arches. Mesa Arch is worth a visit due to the combination. It's not a "must-do" for this park, in my opinion. If the lot is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Wow this is a gorgeous spot where you can see forever.It does take a long while to get here from Moab. While driving thru Canyonlands you don't really realize you are on top of the mesa. so when you walk over to this arch from the parking lot your jaw drops when you see the huge drop off thru Mesa... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I won't be saying anything other than it is beautiful at sunrise. There will be people, many people, many many people. I supposedly went right before the peak season, second week of March and there were still 60-70 people there at sunrise. My thoughts walking away from the arch, "how crowded must it be in the summer?" But that's no... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This was my favorite party of Canyonlands. I wasn't that impressed with the park, but I think it's more enjoyable by mountain bike. Mesa Arch is easy to get to but still impressive. Only problem was it was quite crowded with some rude people.

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