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Mesa Arch

Canyonlands National Park, UT
+1 435-719-2313
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A Hike for Everyone

This is one of the most well known attractions at Canyonland's National Park. There is plenty of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
CbusTraveler15
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Columbus, Ohio
Canyonland's best known feature

A don't miss attraction if you're visiting Canyonland's Islands in the Sky area. An easy drive and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Dave_in_Reno
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Reno NV
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Visit this mesa at sunrise for the best scencic views.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“easy hike” (60 reviews)
“short hike” (57 reviews)
“sunrise shot” (5 reviews)
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Canyonlands National Park, UT
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+1 435-719-2313
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Reviewed yesterday

This is one of the most well known attractions at Canyonland's National Park. There is plenty of parking at the trailhead. It is a very easy and short hike to see Mesa Arch, which also means that there are many people on this trail. The...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

A don't miss attraction if you're visiting Canyonland's Islands in the Sky area. An easy drive and plenty of parking.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You really get to see the beauty of the landscape along with a natural arch at Mesa. Not to mention it is a very easy hike in and out with younger children (7 and 8). Would highly recommend!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This quick trail from the main road has some remarkable views. Make sure not to lean out to far cause it’s a long way down :)

Thank Rob R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The walk to the Mesa Arch is very easy with a huge award! Leave your bag in the car, grab your water & camera and do not miss this! Restrooms at the trailhead. Best witnessed for sunrise, but we were there in the afternoon and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was early morning hike to the Mesa arch in canyon land park to catch the early morning sun lighting up the arch. Woke up at 3.30AM and arrived at the park by 4.30AM. Interestingly there were many other photographers grabbing up the best spot....More

Thank Devesh D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Come early or else this place will be swarming with tourists! We came around 7AM on Memorial Day weekend and we were able to enjoy the arch all to ourselves and get great pictures. By the time we were leaving, we saw a lot of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Short, easy hike (1/2 mile round trip)to a beautiful arch that has views of the Mountains through it. Couldn’t believe all the blooming prickly pear cactus. All different colors. Beautiful!

Thank ImOnThePath
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Breathtaking arch in Canyonlands, a park not known for arches. Well worth checking it out if you are in Canyonlands and want to see an arch.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This arch is not as attractive as the arches in the Arches National Park but has the big advantage of the spectacular location. Through this arch you can see a very beautiful panorama. To reach this arch it is necessary doing a short hike.

Thank Rosario_it
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meldou60
March 16, 2017|
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Response from VCC9 | Reviewed this property |
If you are staying in Moab. I would leave at least 75 minutes before sunrise (depending on hotel location maybe even earlier) The scenery on the way in is spectacular even 20 minutes before sunrise! Better to get there early... More
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4Toby2
September 25, 2016|
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Response from Jonathn6 | Reviewed this property |
The arch is in the national park. Anyone can drive into the park to see the arch. If you want the pictures at sunrise, get there early. People are there up to an hour before sunrise to get the closest spots.
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Janelle H
March 22, 2016|
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Response from MN_Fernando | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely, visit Canyonlands. Most of the great views in the Island in the Sky are only steps away from your vehicle...no hiking necessary. Mesa Arch does require a short hike and you will have to go over a small hill... More
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