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Balanced Rock Trail

Arches Entrance Road, Moab, Arches National Park, UT 84532
+1 435-719-2299
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It's a Short Little Hike that's Worth the Effort

The hike is worth it. You get to walk all the way around the balanced rock and see it from all... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Windsor, Colorado
Amazing how it stays there

Balanced Rock is visible from many places within the Arches NP, but this trail gets you up close... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Long Valley, New Jersey
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Arches Entrance Road, Moab, Arches National Park, UT 84532
+1 435-719-2299

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The hike is worth it. You get to walk all the way around the balanced rock and see it from all angles and it definitely looks different from different angles. I've been here a number of times, and never taken the time to walk around...More

Thank RLMartin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Balanced Rock is visible from many places within the Arches NP, but this trail gets you up close for a different perspective. There is a car park just before Windows Road. It is a short 0.3 mile trail that is easy gradient, so suitable for...More

Thank OziDiver
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

balance rock is easily accessible and short walk from your car, while you can see it perfectly fine from viewing point its worth the short walk to see it up close.

Thank helpinghands001
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By no means it's bad but when you compare it to other spots in ANP, it's ok. i would not recommend spending too much time on this spot.

Thank nikunj t
Reviewed April 15, 2017

Very cool to stop and see this rock formation - looks like it could tip over at any moment! Was interesting to see it from different vantage points too - looks completely different depending on which side you are on!

Thank viv2367b
Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

There's a .3 mile trail that goes around the balanced rock. I thought it was amazing how bis the rock actually was. My advice is to visit the other attractions first and this one last. The other parking lots fill up fast and this parking...More

Thank Timothy Y
Reviewed April 12, 2017

This is a wonderful place to explore. It's only about 150 feet from the parking lot. There is a trail that you can take to walk around Balanced Rock and see the rock in many different angles. One of the best things is the trail...More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed April 10, 2017

Balanced Rock is a famous landmark in Arches National Park that you can see along the Arches Scenic Drive, just before the intersection with Window's Road. Here you will see a 128 foot standing single rock structure that resembles a large rock balancing on a...More

2  Thank BradJill
Reviewed April 8, 2017

The balanced rock was highly recommended by one of our guide books. We were glad we stopped. There is a very easy path around the base of the rock with great views of all sides. This is an easy stop for anyone, regardless of ability/skill.

Thank RandV V
Reviewed March 28, 2017 via mobile

This is an easy trail as the rock formation is close to the road. The first of many great rock formations on this big park. Worth a quick stop.

Thank Tom H
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