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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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Incredible view through the arch

This beautiful arch is located in the Island in the Sky district of Cayonlands. It is accessible by car and is best viewed early morning or evening for the full colors

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Denver, Colorado

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This beautiful arch is located in the Island in the Sky district of Cayonlands. It is accessible by car and is best viewed early morning or evening for the full colors

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Cottonwood Heights, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

a short hike takes you to the arch that beautifully frames the La Sal mountains to the east! I did it at Sunrise and all I can say is WOW!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

About 10 - 15 minute easy hike from the parking lot. Beautiful Arch! We did the full circle (2 trails to the arch). One of my favorite sites at Canyonlands!

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Gresham, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Thrilling. All the photographers (20-30) are there at sunrise if this gives you a clue as to the beauty of this attraction. Not wheel chair accessible. Moderate difficulty trail over uneven ground. Take a bottle of water if you go on a warm day. Stay on the trail!

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Saint Nicolas, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Little easy hike to get there but what a wonderful view! Mesa arch is really scenic. Best light for pictures before 9am or go for sunrise.

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Bolivar, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The hike to Mesa Arch is an easy hike that is up to a mile round trip. There are two paths that will lead you to the arch which creates a loop from the parking lot. While there are a number of great sites in the Island in the Sky area, Meas arch is the best feature we saw. There... More 

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Dover, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A good, relatively short hike. Definitely some elevation changes along the way. As with all hikes in Canyonlands, water and sunblock are a must! Rewarding view at the bottom of the hike, but a busy location.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

There are so many great sites in this park and in others that they can blur and run together. The hike to Mesa Arch, even in the heat (take lots of water), was worth it. But I'll remember it for a different reason. On the trail going back, we passed a family, including a young man, maybe 9 years old.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This really is a beautiful arch. The back drop really makes it, especially for sunrise. It's only short round trip to walk there and is a must see if you are at Canyonlands NP.

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Killingly, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This arch is definitely worth the short hike. It is breath taking when you get there and look through the Arch to see the scenery below.

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Address: Canyonlands National Park, UT
Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Canyonlands National Park

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