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Balanced Rock Loop Trail [CLOSED]

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Arches National Park

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 bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 0.3 miles Elevation Gain: 45 feet Route Type: Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

paved

views

wild flowers

wildlife

closed

no dogs

This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options. 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.

hiking
4 hours ago

Easy hike to a cool rock formation.

hiking
10 days ago

Easy

So many beautiful arches. Highly recommend for beginners.

hiking
2 months ago

Went for sunset in November

hiking
2 months ago

You could get a drive by photo, but where's the fun in that? Hike around the rock and wonder how it hasn't fell yet. For pictures and information about this trail and more follow me on Instagram @nathan_vanengen

2 months ago

great

hiking
2 months ago

A simple trail that is family friendly.

hiking
3 months ago

Not much of a hike but good spot to stop and take some quick pictures.

3 months ago

Quick hike with good view of Arch. Lots of people.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy for anyone and just off the road. We did this early in the morning and enjoyed it.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful place

hiking
muddy
snow
4 months ago

Nice short loop around the Balanced Rock.

hiking
icy
snow
4 months ago

4 months ago

Easy trail for small children

hiking
4 months ago

Quick, easy, and beautiful experience!

hiking
4 months ago

It is amazing how accessible a lot of these formations are. Easy walk up to the base of the rock.

hiking
icy
muddy
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Pur coo

hiking
5 months ago

Definitely walk around it, better views from the little trail which is short and easy

hiking
6 months ago

This trail is just a walk around the balanced rock. The dude is just hanging up there.. no idea how. It’s much better to see it from the side because that gives an idea of how big the rock is. It’s like a football in a child’s hand.

hiking
rocky
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Dramatic :)

hiking
washed out
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Great views of Arches and a nice evening stroll

Easy walk around rock. So interesting

hiking
7 months ago

This was a great trail to take my parents on. With mostly paved path, it’s easy to get around.

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