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hiking
2 days ago

This is a great little hike to an iconic arch in the Canyonlands experience. Parking is convenient but during the middle of the day the arch will be receiving many visitors as it is quite a tourist attraction. And if you're adventurous enough to rise early and catch the classic sunrise through the arch, you'll have plenty of photographers to keep you company. Happy hiking!

hiking
8 days ago

This was a fun hike, and perfect place to stop and lunch. Had a lot of fun hopping from rock to rock, until we landed on the "whale" . You can get a decent view of Upheaval Dome.

Cook petroglyphs not that many but worth taking the loop to see.

Was cold and windy, had the most people of any of the hikes I did. I took the primative trail from the back side and saw very few people was well worth the hike

hiking
18 days ago

Beautiful at sunset

Beautiful view at the end, well marked trail.

hiking
30 days ago

Loved the view! Quick and easy hike with a great view. The trail was snowy and icy at points but completely walk-able with just our hiking boots (no poles or shoe grips).

Loved the hike, easy, with great views. It was a bit difficult at times to see the cairns but we were able to get back on the trail. Icy and snowy at parts but we were fine with our hiking boots (no trek poles or shoe grips).

Its an amazing experience roaming amongst these wonderful geological creations! Marvel at them from a distance, stand under them up close or walk right through them... all unforgettable!

Well, it's not called Balanced Rock for nothing! Take this short hike around an amazing geological formation... it may not be with us much longer!

on Mesa Arch Trail

1 month ago

Great sunrise spot. The glow of the sun on the arch is beautiful. The view of canyons behind the arch is also lovely. The trail is very short and takes less than 20 minutes to walk to the arch and easy to follow. Going in mid November was great to miss the crowds but there was still about 10 of us at the arch for sunrise

Worth hiking this trail to the end as it provides views on the other side of the mesa too! For more details and pics, visit https://etbtravelphotography.com/2018/11/20/best-hikes-canyonlands/

hiking
1 month ago

unique hike up the giant rock. nice views. fun short scramble at the top. for more details and pics, visit: https://etbtravelphotography.com/2018/11/20/best-hikes-canyonlands/

hiking
1 month ago

Simple Trail with a few signs indicating surrounding vegetation. Nice view of canyon through arch. For more details and pics visit: https://etbtravelphotography.com/2018/11/20/best-hikes-canyonlands/

One of the most amazing views is at sunrise. Definitely worth getting up early for!

Less of a “hike” and more of a quick and easy way to get an up close look at three arches.

Nice trail .05 mil look amazing

Amazing arch, definitely worth the hike to view it!

Very scenic arch. A favorite!

hiking
1 month ago

Nice and easy with kids and good features along the way. Be sure to see pine tree arch on side trail

hiking
2 months ago

Pretty middle hike, some stairs but other then my that smooth. Beautiful views, must so you can see both sides of the canyon at the same time!

It's impressive to see the road down there. Great view

A nice view overlooking the canyons. Easy hike

hiking
2 months ago

It's ok, but there is so much nicer around

hiking
2 months ago

A classic. If your expectations aren't too high, then it's worth it!

hiking
2 months ago

Not the best, but you can climb on the rock facing the arche and get a better view

hiking
2 months ago

There are much nicer arches out there!

Not my favorite, there are nicer arches out there!

hiking
2 months ago

I think this is my favorite. Of course, doing the whole circuit is worth it.

Nice walk at a nice arch - lots of options to extend

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