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Broken Arch

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Address: Arches National Park, UT
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Majestic natural rock formation best experienced in the early morning...

Majestic natural rock formation best experienced in the early morning light.

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Excellent hike

Combined with Sand Dune arch and made into a loop by scrambling through the Broken Arch trail and coming back on the primitive trail this is an excellent walk . There are fewer... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 24, 2016
JANDDBritinParis
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Saint-Nom-la-Breteche, France
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Saint-Nom-la-Breteche, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

Combined with Sand Dune arch and made into a loop by scrambling through the Broken Arch trail and coming back on the primitive trail this is an excellent walk . There are fewer people than on most of the trails in Arches and if you go along the side spur to include TapestryArch (not too much extra ) you will... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Broken Arch can be seen from the road and trail head, in the distance to the northeast. It's accessed via an easy .7 mile path (one-way) across an open grassy meadow with a sandy surface. The trail head is located at a parking area on the east side of Arches Scenic Drive about 16.7 miles from the park entrance. The... More 

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Tucson
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Mother Nature has a work in progress going on here. As is the case with all arches, this one too will collapse in time. Maybe a bit premature to call it "broken" but we don't get naming rights. This arch can be seen from the road or seen up close; a one-mile round-trip walk along Sand Dune Arch is an... More 

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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

This is a quiet, relatively easy hike to the Boken Arch. Not as many people do this hike as the others. It was worth hiking to though!

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Draper, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

This Arch is on the pathway from the sand dune arch and is out in the open so the sun will be on you the whole walk. It is a gentle walk with no real up or down slopes to speak of and the views are spectacular with the open spaces around the walk. Once you get to this arch... More 

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Spring City, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

Recently we visited Broken Arch in Arches National Park. The hike is basically very easy until you get near the arch. Then a bit of scrambling and climbing are required, but not a problem for anyone who normally does any hiking. You can walk through the arch and there is a trail on the other side; however, we returned to... More 

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Arlington, VA
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129 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

So my daughter wanted to go see the broken arch so we started out. We first hit the sand dune arch which really is an arch inside a big rock on all sides on top of sand dunes. Beware you walk through sand and your shoes sink! We went back and started the hike to broken arch. We followed the... More 

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Arlington, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016

Most people stop at a different arch along the way, so even though this is not too far from the road, it is less busy than some of the other arches of the parked. I love how one meanders through prairie grass and often wildflowers to get to this arch. We met a number of chill travelers who enjoyed just... More 

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Nashville, TN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

Parking for Broken and Sand Dune Arches is a common, small lot near the end of the park road. The flat trail has no shade, so take your hat. At the arch, we enjoyed taking photos and then followed others up the rocks and through the arch to the other side. Continue on to Tapestry Arch for a two mile... More 

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Clearfield, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2016

There are two ways you can access Broken Arch in Arches NP: 1) from the Sand Dune Arch parking lot, and 2) from the Devil's Garden Campground. A hiking trail leading you to the arch goes right through the arch, offering you photo opportunities of the arch from both sides. Additionally, on the Devil's Garden Campground side, a branch trail... More 

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