Balanced Rock Loop Trail

EASY 118 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.

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
13 days ago

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

19 days ago

fun little hike. cool things to see

19 days ago

Awesome sight!

hiking
26 days ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

Short and sweet at any age.

2 months ago

Super Easy and beautiful!

hiking
2 months ago

easy hike

walking
3 months ago

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

3 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!

4 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

Easy peasy. Right off the road.

hiking
5 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
6 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Easy trail. Good for all ages and skill levels.

10 months ago

Easy trail

walking
11 months ago

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

walking
Sunday, October 09, 2016

Good views

walking
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.

walking
Wednesday, March 30, 2016

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

hiking
Sunday, February 28, 2016

amazing sight. super simple hike

walking
Friday, February 19, 2016

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

hiking
Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Very fast hike around the rock. Great warm-up to the rest of the hikes in the park.

hiking
Sunday, January 17, 2016

Another trail that worth the stop. Balanced Rock is a beautiful sight and the trail is super short, So if you're in a hurry, you can still fit this into your itinerary.

hiking
Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Nice short hike!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

I didn't do the full trail. But def worth a gander to get a good look at how that rock manages to stay balanced up there!

hiking
Saturday, August 01, 2015

Balanced Rock proves that there is more than just arches at Arches National Park. Balanced Rock is worth the mere 15 to 30 minutes it takes to stroll around the paved trail. Best photographed in the late afternoon and evening. For more information and pictures, visit http://www.yourhikeguide.com/category/national-parks-and-monuments/arches-national-park/

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