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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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Quiet Hike

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2016
worktotravel14
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Arlington, VA

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Arlington, VA
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198 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 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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538 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 769 helpful votes
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 27 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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57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 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 35 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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Bountiful, Utah
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35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

This is a little less than a mile hike that opens up to a breathtaking view, right under and next to the arch.

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Thank Ioana C
Calgary, Canada
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38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

I think people see that it's called the broken arch so they don't bother going to it, but it isn't broken, it's just called that because it looks broken from a distance. Because of it's name, a lot of people skip it and thus it's very quiet there. Naming it Broken Arch is the best thing they did for this... More 

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Thank derrill
Brooklyn, Ohio
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48 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

This was a great long hike if to do the whole loop. You actually climb up to & through Broken Arch to continue on the loop. You will also see Tunnels Arch which was pretty cool. It is a pretty easy trail but you do walk through a lot of soft sand which took a little longer to make it... More 

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Thank Sue D
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Easy hike to a cool arch. I suggest you start at Sand Dune arch (it's a good, shady lunch spot) then head over here. This seems to be one of the less popular arches, but I don't know why. It's a big arch with some cool views, and as I said an easy relatively flat hike. I'd recommend it.

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Thank Evilqueen2312
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Off the beaten path and well worth the easy hike. My hubby and I camped in Arches and I hiked here for sunrise to let him sleep in a bit. It was such a peaceful experience; saw deer along the way and enjoyed the quiet dawn.

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