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Long drive out to it. Great little hike and was able to see both East and West side of Canyons. If you are weary of heights trail takes some getting used to but is very do-able. Several stairs to climb up and down. Just go slow

Easy, fantastic views, neat biological soil communities along the way. Even after sunrise, Mesa Arch is breathtaking.

This is a beautiful Trail! The view the whole time on the Trail is Amazing! My mother in law did this hike and she’s 70 years old. She loved this hike!

Really fun short hike!

Great views !

Wow !!

hiking
11 days ago

Great views. Best to go early in the morning. Hardly anyone was there and the morning sun lights the arch like a ribbon of orange.

Great extended views

Beautiful views from on top of the butte

Great views, but overran with tourist.. still really neat though!

hiking
20 days ago

Counterclockwise is the way to go for the more challenging, but more rewarding (view wise) hike!!!! Absolutely amazing hike, 8.3 miles

hiking
20 days ago

Great place to go first for a lovely view with a short walk to the payoff. It is crowded, so if you go there first, other places look serene in comparison.

Very easy for some great views. Make sure you hike to the end to see the canyons on your right!

Beautiful view through the arch. However, it is so crowded that you will have a hard time getting pictures!

Very cool hike, but it was easy for us to get off trail. Pretty steep if you go to the second overlook, but it is do-able.

We saw four people the entire time. Amazing view! Challenging hike for kids (we had a 6 and 9 year old) but they felt great after they accomplished it.

Easy peasy hike. Hardest part is avoiding the other tourists.

backpacking
27 days ago

Vary niceee!

hiking
27 days ago

Views are spectacular

hiking
27 days ago

My husband and I loved this trail! It’s a great workout and the view at the top is stunning

hiking
27 days ago

Loved this trail! Very easy and the view at the top is stunning, it’s what made me fall in love with Utah!

hiking
28 days ago

Awesome view!

backpacking
28 days ago

Beautiful views. It is a strenuous climb out of the canyon.

Sweet nice and short

hiking
29 days ago

This is an awesome trail down the side of a canyon (1400 feet in I believe less than a mile). The walk down the wash to the White Rim was a really nice break before the trek back up.
Moving time was around 2 hours, including taking pictures and looking around the rim. Poles recommended.

absolutely incredible! one of my favorite hikes. Make sure to take a GPS or have this downloaded onto your phone.. very hard to find the trail and stay on it! also a helpful tip, every 50 feet or so there are stacked rocks to mark the trail

backpacking
1 month ago

I have to be honest, I was a little concerned about doing this hike, especially because I was taking my wife who hadn’t backpacked in 22 years and my 12 and 16 year old daughters who had never backpacked. We reserved the back country site for the 20th of March. I read just about every review and guide and watched several videos on YouTube. I heard things like the most strenuous trail and areas of exposure. I even read that in one area you had to hold on to a cable and swing your leg over a precipice. After reading all those things I really didn’t think we’d be doing the hike but we decided to go and talk to a ranger before we got the permit. I fully expected the ranger to tell us it wouldn’t be wise to backpack the trail. When I started to rattle off all of things I read about the trail he looked dumbfounded. Instead he highly encouraged us to go. I think my wife was hoping he would have said the opposite. The ranger also told us we could find water close to the campsite. This was the best thing I’d heard because I was going to be carrying the majority of the water. There was plenty of water a few hundred yards up the canyon from the campsite. I don’t know if the water source diminishes later in the year. So we set off. It really was one of the best experiences that we all have ever had. It took us about 4 hours to get in to the campsite and about the same time coming out. Don’t get me wrong it was tough but totally worth it. It is definitely a doable trail even with loaded backpacks, two teenage girls and a hesitant wife. There was no cable and there was never a time that I felt we were in danger. I don’t think that we’d stay overnight again. It was very cool being there by ourselves, seeing the stars and enjoying the quiet. But I think it’s best done as a day hike. If you get a chance definitely do the hike. Take the negative and over exaggerated dangers of the trail with a grain of salt. Be prepared, be careful and you’ll have a awesome time. One last thing I had heard that the rangers have to rescue more people from getting lost on this trail more than any other trail. I really don’t see how you could get lost on this trail unless you tried really hard to. It was very well marked with cairns. We had zero problems following the trail. Can’t wait to do the hike again!

Fun little hike...lots of walking on sandstone. Wouldn’t do it again...but cool to see once.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful lookout, especially through the arch.

hiking
1 month ago

Quick hike, good for all skill levels and nearly all abilities (though ground is not flat)! View is incredible!

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