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hiking
1 day ago

Beautiful trail. But not very well marked along the route. Got lost several times and had to backtrack. My fault for looking at rocks.

Remember to take your picture, and let other people have their turns :)

A favorite! The views don’t get any better and the kiva is great to see. Just don’t miss the fork in the trail to get up to it.

The BEST hike in the Moab area!! You will not see natural towers like these anywhere!

Dead Horse should be a stop for everyone!

No shade, but beautiful hike!

hiking
2 days ago

Great views and a good hike, best to go early cause it gets hot later.

Beautiful and worth some initial minor step climbing. Most of the trail is on slick rock and not only marked by green paint marks but also watch for stacks of stones (cairns). The short cable section is an upright, just watch your foot placements. Started out 8am and only saw four others; outbound at the end saw several incoming. NOTE: At the start, you need to pass through two wire fenced areas, crossing the railroad tracks in between. Saw 2 others almost get lost if we hadn’t called them to correct.

Fantastic hike would highly recommend. A walk with stunning views all day. Trail was well marked with cairns and signposts. Would definitely advise to do the loop counter clockwise as the last part of the loop is more enjoyable. Great lunch spot at the joint trail head. Just heed the advice of others and take plenty of water.

hiking
5 days ago

The short hike is suited for just about all ages and abilities. Very crowded (parking lot full) at sunrise but less crowded by mid-morning. I recommend going later in the morning because you can still get some great photos of the canyon through the arch without the crowds!

hiking
5 days ago

first hike i did at arches, the slim rock wall was a sight to see, short hike and its one of the first trails you pass in the park its definitely worth a stop

hiking
5 days ago

super easy trail but worth doing to see the arch, nice view aswell with the mountains far in the background

hiking
6 days ago

One of my favorite hikes, it really is an incredible view!! Trail is not closed, just the alcove is closed off currently (Sept 2018)

hiking
6 days ago

Awesome for sunrise pics! It does get quite crowded with photographers so make sure you get there early to get a good spot viewing the arch and canyon below.

walking
8 days ago

Great, short, easy hike with amazing views!

The arch is spectacular! So nice that it’s a dog friendly trail as well. We went in the middle of the day and it was very hot, but other than that it was great!

Fairly easy trail and was nice in the evening. Fairly busy but spread out with certain sections of the hike. Great view at the end made it completely worth it.

Very easy and insanely scenic! Took my pup and we both enjoyed all there was to see! Great for all levels and families as long as you keep an eye out for the hoodoos that guide the general direction. I took all the spur trails to the various overlooks- recommend that too

Easy and short hike to an arch. Not overly crowded.

Great hike that gives a full tour of the state park and the canyon below. Definitely do one or two of the overlooks. Didn’t see anyone else on the trail. No shade, bring water!

Yesterday (Labor Day) Krishna finally got a chance to mountain bike in Moab (YIPPEEE!)... So I did a 5 mile rim trail hike in Dead Horse Point State Park! :D <3 My review below and tons of pics.

If you have limited time at the park, I'd suggest to go to the Dead Horse viewpoint at the end of the park road, then walk on the west rim trail and see all the view points you can. If your time is even more limited go to Meander Point ... that one is the shortest offshoot from the trail and has spectacular views of striped red cliffs looking down into the canyon. The east rim all pretty much have the same view (the same view from Dead Horse Point). But, the viewpoints on the west side are all very different from each other, and it's quite possible you can see in to Canyonlands, which is just breathtaking. Also, from my recording (link below), I did not take the entire loop, and clicked 4.9 miles and 640 ft elevation gain. All trails says the loop trail is 5 miles at 908 feet. Their recording seems to be ONLY for the RIM TRAIL and no viewpoint walks. They do add quite a bit of extra walking. I did not have enough time to go to the Big Horn viewpoint. I hope to do this loop again with more time on my hands because I kind of rushed through all the viewpoints, spending only a few minutes at Meander (I'd love to have spent time just relaxing) and about 20 minutes at Rim Overlook. Honestly, there's just so much to see and be awed at in each viewpoint. I wish I had taken my binoculars! Yes, as others mentioned, the trail is well marked (maybe too well marked) with cairns. All but a few were helpful. A few got me off track!!

I started the trail about 8am on Labor Day, finishing by about 11:30am. On the East Rim, I saw only 2 people at the visitor center. I then only saw one person at Rim Overlook by the time I almost finished the trail. It was blissful! It was cloudy for all but the last 45 minutes, which made the walk very peaceful and not that hot. But, do not forget LOTS of water, a few snacks and sunscreen. The sun is more intense than it appears, even if it IS cloudy! (Note as far as my recording is concerned, I had good cell signal all on the east side of the trial I walked, but it was spotty to non existent on the west side until Kayenta Campground.)

https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/dead-horse-rim-loop-trail--404

Easy hike, so gorgeous!

hiking
26 days ago

be polite. as a local - I send folks here, looking for a short hike to an amazing arch with a view - ALL the time. Not so they can watch 24 out of towner photographer wannabes clog the arch with their tripods and get pissy with people who would like to get a shot, as well. Get out of the way. take your shot. share this Earth; even though you think it revolves around you. there are far too many entitled people at this trail, lately.

Beautiful views of the canyon. Not many people on the trail at all.

on Mesa Arch Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Didn’t make the sunrise but the sunset is still pretty spectacular. Also with a full moon it’s amazing. There were not many people around at all.

walking
1 month ago

The views were absolutely breath taking! Good easy hike, just make sure your wearing appropriate shoes, and bring lots of water! It was 95 which made it a little rough for our puppy, as long as you bring lots of water all will be fine! The ladder was a little tricky with the puppy but if you can carry for the 5 or 6 rungs all will be good!

Hiked this trail with our dog and it was great! Where there was ladders or hand rails he hiked up next to us fine no problem! Great dog trail and gorgeous views!

Trail marked with beautiful cairnes, sae a doe chillin under an outcropping of rock

This was the best hike on our trip. Unique scenery, you have the trail to yourself and the views/arches are insane! Must do hike!

There is green paint on the ground to mark the trail. Additionally, there are some areas to climb with either cables or a ladder.

Watching the sunset here was magical. Very few people in the evening which was surprising. Seeing all the stars at night and hiking back was amazing. We even got a glimpse of the Milky Way

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