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Mesa Arch

Canyonlands National Park, UT
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset
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Owner description: Visit this mesa at sunrise for the best scencic views.
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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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Abington, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Mesa Arch, while not the largest arch, was wonderful. Look through the peephole at the canyons in the background. The view was wonderful and we were glad we made sure to make this our last stop. We took the longer trail which was not necessary, take the trail to the right which will get you to the arch much quicker... More

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peachtree city, ga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We went there at sunrise for the awe-inspiring view through the arch and to photograph it. But--even if you are not into photography, you can't go there at a better time than sunrise. To see the brilliant orange of the sun reflecting off the ceiling leaves you marveling. It has to be better than any other time at this spot,... More

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Great spot to visit and the drop to the canyon floor under the arch is amazing to see. the arch itself is impressive. If you are a keen photographer it is a must see. short walk from car parking so it is easy to get to.

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Rochester, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The arch is nothing particularly exciting but the cliff it is hanging off makes it special. We went to arches but I would still recommend this one. Pretty easy trail.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This one of the most popular views in the park and photographers will need to be patient if you want a clean picture of the arch on its own.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The Mesa Arch is one of the best views in Canyonlands National Park. It's a short hike from the parking area and very accessible for most people. It does sit on the edge of a cliff, so you do have to be careful not to get too close. We stopped at Mesa Arch first thing in the morning. Lighting was... More

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