Balanced Rock Loop Trail

EASY 105 reviews
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Balanced Rock Loop Trail is a 0.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Moab, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

0.3 miles
36 feet

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly



nature trips



wild flowers


no dogs

Short easy stroll to several interesting rock formations at the half way point down the Arches National Park main road. I climbed to the bottom of the rock 73ft easy climb Easy paved 0.3 mile loop walk to a huge 3600 ton boulder perched atop a spire support, typical of formations in Arches NP. Try to fathom how the rock got up there in the first place and how much longer it will stay, or if it will fall in the near future, similar to the fate of Landscape Arch further down the road.

Super Easy and beautiful!

16 days ago

easy hike

1 month ago

I agree with other reviewers, super easy hike but worth it to spend 15 minutes to get close to the balanced rock!

1 month ago

This is a stroll around the formation. No hiking here! But go see it from all its angles and hope it doesn’t fall on you!

2 months ago

Easy loop - definitely worth parking and seeing the formation from a variety of angles!

3 months ago

Easy peasy. Right off the road.

3 months ago

This isn’t more of a “hike” than parking at WalMart and walking in from the parking lot is, but Arches National Park is awesome and this is still cool. Get out of your car and check it out.

4 months ago

6 months ago

Easy trail. Good for all ages and skill levels.

8 months ago

Easy trail

9 months ago

This is paved and easily accessed for handicapped people. Highly recommend.

10 months ago

Easy walk the entire way around the rock--every view is beautiful.

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Nice little stroll shows off the amazing geological balancing act

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Good views

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Easy walk to the formation. Good views to the East as well. We caught glimpses of the clouds lifting off La Sal Mountains revealing fresh snow.

Monday, August 29, 2016

easy loop. starts out paved, then trail moves on to the rock. scenic view. restrooms short distance up dirt road across from balance rock parking lot.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Very short and easy hike to see the balanced rock formation, which is pretty cool to see.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Visited again today and did some new hikes back to some more arches.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

amazing sight. super simple hike

Friday, February 19, 2016

Nice short hike - definitely worth the 15 - 25 minute stroll.

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