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great hike, people are balancing rocks which is annoying, but a good hike even with little kids

Pretty views, well-kept trail. It is definitely very short, so would be good for kids/those looking for a very easy, quick outing. We took two dogs and it was definitely dog friendly.

A little scrambling at the top

hiking
4 days ago

The hike up to the Butte was fun for us but wouldn’t be wise for folks with knee/ankle issues. Views were disappointingly hazy in August 2018 from all the fires.

hiking
4 days ago

This arch is a sunrise must. Get there earlier than 15 minutes before sunrise though because there were a wall of people setup with tripods hogging the entire photograph viewpoints at that time already. If not for the surprising amount of people I would’ve gave 5. Popular spot, so come early if you want a parking spot.

hiking
4 days ago

It’s a short trail over sand. I got stuck behind a family. The Pine Tree Arch off the same trail is probably better.

This is an easy trail over sand and down a slope.

hiking
4 days ago

I did the spur to the Ancestral Puebloan granary. It was a moderate trail over sand and rock. It’s so worth climbing along the edge of the butte to see the granary.

hiking
4 days ago

This is a short easy trail over sand and compacted dirt. There’s some scrambling (if you want) over rocks at the arch. It’s beautiful!

This is a nice short trail with lots of shade. There’s a small gap (maybe 2 feet) that you have to squeeze through to get to the sand dune arch.

A pretty good, relatively short hike. Great views from the top. Do wear boots with decent grip though, the scrambling sections are fairly short but definitely shouldn’t be done in sandals or non-grippy footwear.

An ok and pretty straightforward hike. Go to the second overlook, which provides slightly better views of the features. Kind of cool that the history behind the creation of the features is still being discovered. Overall though, happy enough to have hiked it once, would likely not do it again.

Really nice short and easy hike to cap off my time at Canyonlands. Did it towards the end of the day when the sun was setting, which really made the experience!

The falls are amazing, heed all advice regarding footwear.
The road up is 3 miles of extremely rough terrain.
I saw all sorts of cars, slow going.

Amazing beautiful...another tick on my bucket list

Really enjoyed it, yeah its short, but nice views

hiking
7 days ago

Only down fall was sooo many people. It would be nice if they took a pic in the arch and let some one else take some.

A small hike to see the plants near the Great Sands.

A easy but interesting trail. The balanced rock is amazing.

hiking
8 days ago

A special arch

hiking
8 days ago

The scene you can look through the arch likes that in another planet!

hiking
9 days ago

Did this trail on Aug 5. Took us about 1 hr and 45 min total with young children. There's a bathroom at the TH, and about 18-20 parking spots in the main lot plus a lot more along the road and in another parking lot plus a picnic area with its own parking lot. There are a lot of benches along the way up the trail. It is a "hot" trail with not much real shade, mostly consisting of short trees, shrubs, and cactuses. Nice views of the sand dunes and the Sangre de Cristo Mtns including the Crestone Needles. Bring water shoes and a small towel--it was definitely nice to have warm, dry socks and shoes to slip back into after walking in the ICY, numbing water! The water level was about ankle deep in most places. Fun, but our young boys didn't enjoy getting their feet so cold. The falls with the cave were definitely neat!

12 days ago

Hidden and spectacular. Easy hike!

on Mesa Arch Trail

12 days ago

A lot of people and hard to get pictures but a beautiful arch and view.

great little jont to the falls!! walking the falls was great wish i had my rain boots!

A+++

on Mesa Arch Trail

18 days ago

Great view and little traffic. Nice easy hike!

Korte wandeling vanaf de parkeerplaats, erg de moeite waard om ze van dichtbij te bekijken

Leuke korte tocht, prima te combineren met Landscape Arch

Best surprise on this trail! Make sure you see this in at the Arches!

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