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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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Not broken ... yet

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Tucson

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Tucson
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 546 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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699 reviews
406 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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161 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

Every arch is different in Arches National Park, and I haven't seen one that I regretted any effort that was required to get there. That said, there are two different ways to reach Broken Arch. There's a trail that leaves from a parking area near the end of the park road; you can also walk to Sand Dune Arch from... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

About a mile around trip, few people and worth your effort. Smaller than some of the other Arches but still pretty amazing!

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