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Review of Mesa Arch

Mesa Arch
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Owner description: Visit this mesa at sunrise for the best scencic views.
Reviewed May 19, 2013

The round trip hike is about 20 minutes, whic is very easy, has some nice rocks and sand. Once you get there the view is amazing. Wonderful spot for some panaroma pictures. You can get some awesome pictures through the arch.

4  Thank Isskyle
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

Mesa arch is truly amazing. There is something about it that makes it stand out among all the arches we saw. Great little scenic hike ends in spectacular fashion. Don't skip it just because you came to see the canyon.

1  Thank lilirishstar
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

The walk to Mesa Arch is only a half mile round trip, so it is accessible to almost anyone not wheelchair bound...even this grandma with a bum knee...and it should be on the "must do in Moab" list. The view from and through the arch is truly awe inspiring. Photographers make the drive out to the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands before dawn to catch the sunrise, but the views and photos will be excellent any time of day. If you're already visiting Island in the Sky, including Mesa Arch could take as little as a half hour or so. In my estimation, Mesa Arch is even more spectacular than some of the Arches NP arches because of the view of the vast expanse of Canyonlands below.

I'm marking that there is no fee for this attraction, because there is no additional fee once you are inside the National Park.

2  Thank misspWestSlope_CO
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

My wife and I left our Moab hotel early one morning to get to see Mesa Arch in the early morning. Decision to go early was based on all the reviews we've read suggesting early morning as the most optimal time to see this particular arch.

If you've read other reviews you're fully aware that this arch is very famous and quite a draw for photographers. We got to the arch about one hour after sunrise; very short, easy hike. The light when we got to the arch was still fantastic, and allowed us to get some fantastic pictures. In hindsight our decision to not get there for the sunrise seemed to work out well. This is because as we were heading out from the trail head we ran into ~20 photographers just getting back from taking sunrise pictures. If we'd tried to go at sunrise we'd have been challenged with trying to take pictures with multiple people in the same space. That said, we only ran into three other people at the arch, so had it pretty much to ourselves. I'm sure that there are days when such large groups are not present, however just be aware that sunrise is a busy time.

Bottom line...make the effort to visit this arch. You won't be disappointed!!

3  Thank Brett T
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

For those who are not the biggest hiking fans, this short walk makes a wonderful stop in the park. The trail is not hard at all, and the view is incredible. The arch depicts a breathtaking glimpse of the canyon beyond that makes the Grand Canyon seem like a wannabe. I highly recommend this hike if you are in Canyonlands.

2  Thank TheBigMuffin
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