Balanced Rock Loop Trail

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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.

DISTANCE
0.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
45 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

hiking
1 day ago

super easy very short trail but a must do to get a close up of balanced rock

hiking
27 days ago

Very short hike that gets you up close with balanced rock. The view from the road doesn’t do the rock justice as you learn it is much bigger from taking the trail.

1 month ago

great hike, people are balancing rocks which is annoying, but a good hike even with little kids

hiking
1 month ago

Really enjoyed it, yeah its short, but nice views

hiking
1 month ago

A easy but interesting trail. The balanced rock is amazing.

walking
2 months ago

Took this short walk while on our drive thru the park roads. Pretty neat to see this huge boulder perched like it is. Easy walk.

2 months ago

quick, easy and fun. "I like rocks" I once said to my gf. she might think I am mentally challenged but it's true!

3 months ago

Short, easy stroll from the parking lot. Loved how the views of the rocks change as yuh walk around them, can get right up under them. Neat!

3 months ago

Not sure if you can constitute this as a hike. Pull over in the parking area and walk down a sidewalk to get close to the balancing rock. Fed a must see in the park

hiking
3 months ago

Very easy trail to complete and provides great views of the balanced rock. Good for all ages.

hiking
3 months ago

Absolutely spectacular. Super short and available for everyone but with some of the best views. A must stop before leaving.

3 months ago

Nice easy trail. No elevation changes and very short

hiking
5 months ago

Great little hike around this geologic curiosity. The story presented on the sign was very interesting.

5 months ago

fun little hike. cool things to see

5 months ago

Awesome sight!

hiking
5 months ago

Fun, short, and gorgeous loop around this natural wonder!

hiking
6 months ago

Short and sweet at any age.

7 months ago

Super Easy and beautiful!

hiking
7 months ago

easy hike

walking
8 months ago

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

8 months 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!

9 months ago

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

hiking
9 months ago

Easy peasy. Right off the road.

hiking
10 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.

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Sunday, August 20, 2017

Easy trail. Good for all ages and skill levels.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Easy trail

walking
Tuesday, May 02, 2017

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

hiking
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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

walking
Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Nice little stroll shows off the amazing geological balancing act

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