Broken Arch
Broken Arch
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Majestic natural rock formation best experienced in the early morning light.
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We thoroughly enjoyed our hike to Broken Arch and Tapestry Arch especially after seeing the chaos at the Devils Garden trailhead. We parked at Devil's Garden and walked through the campground to the trail head but you can drive into the campground and park at the trail head as well. Trail was quite sandy but otherwise flat and easy. You can do a loop through the arch that is around 2.5 miles. Be sure to stop at Tapestry arch as well. We only saw 10 other people on the trail the day we went so it was a nice relief from the chaos of the rest of Arches NP.
Written October 15, 2023
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FYL003
Chicago, IL
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Couples
An easy walk through the grassland from the Sand Dune parking lot. Round trip is 1.5 mi, slightly further than some other easy trails to the arches. The arch shaped like a heart. The middle of the arch has a large crack, thus how the name came about.
Written April 21, 2021
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Bill K
Mantorville, MN
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
The almost mile long hike to Broken Arch is through a grassland area. It is an easy walk and the view is well worth the time and effort to get there. Once you reach the arch, the trail is more crude, so you may not want to proceed depending on your skills.
Written August 30, 2020
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SeniorTravelerTF
Fort Atkinson
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
One half of an interesting hike. Not really broken, just cracked. Walk from Sand Dune Arch is about half mile across open (hot) plain, but you can climb up through the arch for a photo and walk around the back for another view.
Written May 15, 2022
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Diane B
Lehighton, PA
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
My son and I hiked out to Broken Arch after visiting Sand Dune Arch. If you're in the area, I suggest hiking to Broken Arch first and then visiting Sand Dune after where you can cool off and get refreshed. The hike to Broken Arch was level and easy, but it was 101° when we did it so it was a bit uncomfortable. There are some beautiful views along the hike and at the arch itself.
Written May 25, 2022
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LA_dweller
Joshua Tree, CA
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
A few have mentioned Tapestry Arch - it's not even on all the trail maps but it's on this hike and not to be missed! We hiked from the Devils Garden campground and went to Tapestry arch, Broken Arch and then headed back because of the wind. Tapestry was the secret gem - turned out to be one of my favorites after 2 days in the park. We were the only ones there but saw a few people arriving as we left. Highly recommend - especially to avoid the crowds of the more "famous" arches. Virtually no one at Broken arch too.

Restrooms at the campground trailhead.
Written April 26, 2015
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Gautam Dogra
Palo Alto, CA
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2011 • Solo
After visiting the Sand dune Arch, you might want to pick the trail up to Broken Arch. Its a medium hike with no difficult segments. Most people return the same way back to the parking lot, some keep moving ahead to reach devils trail head But from there the Sand Dune arch is a long way.
Written December 13, 2011
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wirttravelers
West Virginia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
This hike is accessed from the same parking lot as Sand Dune Arch. You can see Broken Arch from the parking lot, but it is further away that it appears. The trail is relatively flat for much of it, but does take a few small dips and rises as you near the arch. It's a very dry, sandy trail.
Written November 4, 2022
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GreggMS
Grand Rapids, MI
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
There is an easy hike to this arch. Not crowded and worth viewing. The trail is not rocky and the footing is good.
Written May 27, 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
There is a short hike to the arch. It is in the open so may be hot in summer. The trail goes right through the arch. Beautiful.
Written May 23, 2021
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