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It was a easy fan trail, and incredible view all around.

Epic views. I went end of Aug, in the afternoon, and was the only one on the trail. Easy and well-marked.

A word of caution to Canyonlands “newbs” such as myself- the trailhead is not marked from the road as Gooseberry or White Rim Trail. Look for the sign saying “Picnic/Hiking Trail” after Buck Canyon and before the Orange Cliffs Overlook (I overshot the turnout).

the two miles to the end are longer than it'd seem. took about 2 hours, but beautiful trail. the beginning has the best views

Set Google maps to "false kiva." Could not find this trail. No cairns, no logs, nothing.

A little scrambling at the top

hiking
6 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
6 days ago

The best views in Island in the Sky, along with the White Rim overlook, and a very easy trail. Would definitely recommend.

The best views in Island in the Sky, along with Grand View Point, and a very easy trail. Would definitely recommend.

hiking
6 days ago

Good views of the Needles formations. Trail is completely exposed and at times hard to follow.

hiking
6 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
6 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.

I hiked part of this trail along the edge of the cliff. It’s beautiful and fairly easy. There’s just stairs every now and then.

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.

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!

hiking
10 days ago

You can see many huge steps on the land. That is amazing.

hiking
10 days ago

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

on Mesa Arch Trail

15 days ago

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

15 days ago

Stunning views and a nice hike!

on Mesa Arch Trail

20 days ago

Great view and little traffic. Nice easy hike!

20 days ago

Excellent trail, we liked the view much better than the Grand Canyon.

hiking
26 days ago

Very short hike, but crowded. I came in early May and there was still quite a crowd.

This is a great and rewarding hike for those visiting the Islands in the Sky part of Canyonlands NP. The trail is easier to follow than some suggest, and park staff was helpful in pointing out where to access. It was one of our favorites at the park. The combination of good views, history, and slight challenge makes this a fun trip for a short hike.

28 days ago

Great Outlool

Trail is not really marked so we were confused at first, but if you drive to Grand View Point and walk down to the railing outlook, the trail is directly to your right. The park has created square cairns that will mark your path from there. Super easy hike with awesome views at the end. Would recommend for sunset!!

Easy hike and a unique arch. Time well spent.

We walked this trail today (sat, 21/7/2018) This trail is def not closed. However that historic side can’t be accessed due to earlier vandalism. However the viewpoint is still accessible and you can stand a few meters from the historic site.

And it’s all worthwhile, amazing trail/walk!

hiking
1 month ago

All the other reviewers pretty much covered it - a must for everyone because it's an easy hike with awesome views.

Easy and short hike with an incredible view!

on Mesa Arch Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Short easy hike to Mesa Arch. It is one of the best views i have ever seen.

fantastic views at end of trail

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