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

stroller friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

paved

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
21 hours ago

Nice little walk. Good for small kids. Shady area with nice breeze today. No restroom.

hiking
2 days ago

Quick little loop.

hiking
5 days ago

Worth getting out to see it

hiking
8 days ago

Super cool place. I wouldn’t call it a hike though!

hiking
13 days ago

I prefer to go to the garden of Eden trail for less people and more photo ops :)

hiking
14 days ago

Super easy trail to get a 360 view of Balanced Rock.

hiking
17 days ago

Not really a hike but super pretty!

hiking
1 month ago

Not much of a trail here. Takes 10 mins and is a cool formation

hiking
1 month ago

Really short and easy. But unique to Arches NP and cool to see how it has formed.

hiking
1 month ago

Quick and easy stroll up to the rock. Warm ups for what’s to come

hiking
1 month ago

short and easy. great views

hiking
no shade
3 months ago

Short and easy. Great views. Neat rock formations!

hiking
3 months ago

So easy you could walk backwards. More of a path to the rock than an actual trail. Was super cool though.

3 months ago

Easy. Fun views from the base of balanced rock. Three and five year olds tried to "clean" the rock stairs; you're welcome. Not too busy in late March at 5pm.

hiking
3 months ago

Short and sweet

hiking
3 months ago

Easy hike that takes you right under the balanced rock. The path has a slight incline. You can walk around the rock formation. The rock color consists of different hues of red, browns, and yellow. A must see.

hiking
4 months ago

Super easy and fast. Excellent views all around of the entire park from the trail.

hiking
4 months ago

Really short, walk around loop that takes very little time. Really interesting rock formations, who knows how long they will last, pretty cool to see. Right on the way to the Delicate Arch trailhead.

hiking
5 months ago

Very easy hike!

5 months ago

Definitely worth checking off the list, but only worth seeing once. Super short hike!

5 months ago

Super easy and short. Crowded but nice to see the rock up close.

hiking
5 months ago

Super short and easy footing with a nice view of the balanced rock at the end. Worth a stop, especially with young kids who don’t want to hike far.

hiking
5 months ago

Easy hike to an amazing “Balanced” Rock formation...it is called that for good a reason, it is awesome that nature has created it and our whole family enjoyed seeing it.

hiking
5 months ago

The balanced rock is incredible but the trail itself is more of a short lookout point that you can walk to from your car in a few minutes!

hiking
7 months ago

Well, it's not called Balanced Rock for nothing! Take this short hike around an amazing geological formation... it may not be with us much longer!

hiking
9 months ago

nice stop off point in between trails at the south and north ends of the park. good view of the la sal mountain range from here too.

hiking
9 months ago

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

hiking
10 months 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.

11 months ago

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

hiking
11 months ago

Really enjoyed it, yeah its short, but nice views

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