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Mesa Arch

Address: Canyonlands National Park, UT
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Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset
Owner description: Visit this mesa at sunrise for the best scencic views.
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Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset
Owner description: Visit this mesa at sunrise for the best scencic views.
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Tucson, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is an easy hike but one that you should not miss. The views are awesome views. It is such a beautiful arch.

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Cobble Hill
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

have to see to believe///// pictures of this area do not do it justice if you can ever go when there is a little snow around it will blow your mind when the sun hits iy

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Hockessin, Delaware
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45 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Arrive at dawn to see one of the most iconic images of the Colorado plateau - sunrise at Mesa Arch. The view of the canyonlands and the distant LaSal mountains through Mesa Arch is not to be missed. The Arch is a ~1/2 mile hike from the parking lot and does require a small amount of uphill walking. Advise to... More 

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Fort Worth, TX
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Late afternoon. Sturdy arch you can walk on just be careful of the 1000 foot drop off the back. Beautiful vista beyond

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Earlysville, Virginia
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

If you can get to the park in time for the sunrise in the morning, this is one of the most spectacular places to see one. See photo here: https://500px.com/photo/90944459/a-sunrise-everyone-should-see-by-craig-kennedy?from=user_library

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This was the only place I decided we had time for in canyonlands on our trip, and having read a little it was obvious sunrise was the time to go. So trundled up at 5am or so and waited for what felt like forever among a gaggle of keen photographers. But when the sun finally peeked out from the clouds... More 

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A must see in Canyonlands NP. May be busy during peak periods so be prepared to be patient and wait if you want to get the perfect photograph.

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Ellisville, Missouri
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We spent an afternoon in Canyonlands NP. We had seen a lot of arches at Arches NP but you should make a point of seeing Mesa Arch in Canyonlands NP. It is an easy hike and the view through the arch is beautiful.

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Ohio, USA
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131 attraction reviews
547 helpful votes 547 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The view looking under Mesa Arch at sunrise is one of the iconic vistas in the desert southwest. But the view, in my opinion is still wonderful any time of day. Getting that sunrise shot means usually means getting there early in order to secure a good spot and get set-up. But you can still get a nice shot at... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Mesa Arch wasn’t originally on our itinerary. After completing Arches National Park in a day, I came across gorgeous sunrise photos of Mesa Arch on the Internet and realized it was in Canyonlands. Despite photos of the photography crowd on TripAdvisor, I felt it was worth not missing at sunrise. Mesa Arch was about a 10-minute drive from the Canyonlands... More 

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