Sand Dune Arch Trail

EASY 35 reviews
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Sand Dune Arch Trail is a 0.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Moab, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and birding and is accessible year-round.

0.4 miles 137 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

walking

views

wild flowers

no dogs

Sand Dune Arch Trail leads through deep sand to a secluded arch among sandstone fins. Don't miss this stop, good for children. Easy hike from the parking area into a small slot canyon, but you can spend longer to explore the surrounding area. Between the sandstone fins is like a sandy beach leading up to Sand Dune Arch. There are places to explore along the way. To the left just after you go under the arch, there is a small ledge where you can climb up leading behind the arch. Slightly technical and might need help to get up from that spot. On the return to your car consider taking a hike to Broken Arch, about a mile northeast through some open flatland - watch for snakes. Look closely at the arch - the image on the left is maybe an eagle or a raven... and the image on the left might be a dog...

walking
20 days ago

More of a brief jaunt from the parking area. Arch is deteriorating, so there was a danger sign to not get under it. Great little walk for kids. Very cold in January!
Kept going and hit up Broken Arch as well.

3 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Loved this short little hike! It was like entering a sandy, shady oasis after hiking in the hot sun of Arches all day. Great place to take your shoes off and relax a bit. We went on a weekday in September and there was only one family just leaving and another couple. We waited for the couple to leave and had the whole place to ourselves.

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Super easy and close. The first time we went was great. Second time was a holiday weekend and it was overcrowded. People were climbing all over the place and ON the arch which is illegal! Please don't destroy millions of years of creation for a stupid picture. Go to McDonalds if you want to climb on arches

hiking
7 months ago

7 months ago

Really enjoyed hiking and seeing the natural arches! This hike was a lot of fun, because you walk through a slot canyon to get to the arch and most of the trail is sand. We buried my sister in the sand near the base of the arch. We had a lot of fun!

walking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Neat little trail. We did it towards the end of the day. The walls of sandstone make this a unique little hike. Recent fall is noticeable and pointed out by a posted sign. Hard to get pictures to show depth with this arch, but it's neat to see. We didn't have enough light to head over to broken arch, but it's visible from this trail and could easily be walked to. This is a quick, easy hike.

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Very easy short trail. Gives you a hint of what a slot canyon may be like.

hiking
11 months ago

quick little hike to a cool little arch, I continued on to broken arch and then to tapestry arch before going back to the car

hiking
1 year ago

1 year ago

Def a cool spot. Crowded to say the least. Good for families and couples to go sit in the sand and play around under a big arch.

hiking
1 year ago

1 year ago

Great for kiddos.

hiking
1 year ago

A very short hike, but worthwhile.

1 year ago