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Visit this mesa at sunrise for the best scencic views.
Canyonlands National Park, UT
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Reviewed yesterday

Mesa Arch was a easy short hike. We were there mid day but were able to find a parking space and there's a bathroom. The views were amazing but it was very crowded.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Amy M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It’s a popular spot in the Canyonlands National Park. It’s a easy hike to get there. A lot of people are here to take photos.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank _M4185IK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mesa Arch is in the "Island in the Sky" part of Canyonlands. You will find it easily as you are driving along the road. There is a parking lot here. The walk to Mesa Arch (I would not really call it a hike) is very...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Travel_Addict_Cyprus
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Breathtaking views at Sunrise. Don't miss the sunrise from this place, but to catch that, you'll need to start pretty early. Every tourist spot has a famous sunrise & sunset location, I was kinda bored of this concept until I went to Mesa Arch. It's...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Virtualme_13
Reviewed November 15, 2018

Visited in May of 2016 and Canyonlands was the last leg of our journey. In fact we stopped at Mesa arch to conclude our Canyonlands adventure with a picnic lunch. Spectacular can't adequately describe the view from this spot. It's simply divine. If you're not...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Drew W
Reviewed November 6, 2018

The view at the arch is fantastic- you get arch, the washer woman and a view of the La Sal mountains- an easy walk from the parking lot.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mpm0024
Reviewed November 5, 2018

Make time to do this easy hike; it is worth it. The view is stunning. We were there at sunrise. Bring plenty of water.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ttiottn1
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

If you get there early and I mean early you’ll be lucky to get a spot to capture the sun rising - when we got there all the professional photographers were already there lined up with their tri-pods - this is a very popular spot...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank patrickcat07
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

As you are driving along in Canyonlands, make sure you take the walk to Mesa Arch. The best photo shots come at sunrise as the sun illuminates under the arch and the rest of the valley. Bring water, sunscreen and comfortable shoes. It could be...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Motivator535
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

I loved this short hike. The arch and the view when you look through the arch is breathtaking. This was my favorite stop in the Canyonlands island in the sky. prepare to be wowed!

Date of experience: November 2018
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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
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.
Janelle H
March 22, 2016|
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