Broken Arch Trail [CLOSED]

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Arches National Park

Broken Arch Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately 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: 1.7 miles Elevation Gain: 167 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

views

wild flowers

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. A short pleasant hike through the sand and sage of Arches NP This is a pleasant hike through the basin between sandstone upthrusts to another of Arches NP's pretty arches. This Arch can also be reached from the Devils Garden campground. Good views of the surrounding upthrusts of sandstone and of the desert flora and fauna.

hiking
3 months ago

Great time if year to hike here. Very few people and pleasant temps for hiking.

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icy
muddy
rocky
scramble
snow
3 months ago

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icy
snow
4 months ago

crampons not necessary but could be helpful

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rocky
6 months ago

Great trail with amazing views. only downside is the amount of sand but I would still do it over again.

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no shade
8 months ago

Easy trail, but no shade, so be sure to take enough water and dress appropriately to shield the hot summer sun.

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9 months ago

We looped together three arches - Sand Dune, Broken and Tapestry. Very scenic hike across sand and rock. Don’t underestimate the amount of water you will need on a summer day!

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9 months ago

Great hike, lots to see. The trail is well marked. All Trails had the start in the camping grounds. The Rangers were only letting residents drive in. I started at Sand Dune Arch parking area. It has a trail that links as well as all the signage to support this hike. Recommend to move All Trails start point.

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no shade
11 months ago

This might be my favorite arch... it's a very hot tail but the payoff is amazing.

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11 months ago

A pleasant hike that's really convenient if you're staying in the Devil's Garden campground. Leave it for later in the day or do it early in the morning if you're doing it in summer to avoid the worst of the heat. Definitely worth the effort.

Tue May 28 2019

sand dune arch shares a parking lot with broken arch. sand dune arch is cool. broken arch is just another arch. it has a good view from the back end but don't continue down that trail to tapestry arch. unless you want to. then you should. but the trail is poorly marked so don't get lost.

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Wed May 22 2019

leisurely walk. not difficult and a little boring but the arch is nice and i like the wildflowers

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Sun May 12 2019

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no shade
off trail
rocky
scramble
Mon Apr 01 2019

We continued on to from sand dune, which made it long enough to bring water and a snack. The varied terrain is worth all 5 stars, the ability to do portions is worthy of note. I am not sure if I ever actually saw broken arch. I think I did, but it didn't look broken to me...

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Mon Mar 25 2019

Awesome! Great climbing rocks, can go off trail. Cool arch! Kya (daughter)

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Tue Nov 06 2018

Great short hike for anyone. The arch is amazing, check it out. We took our 2 year old after visiting nearby Sand Dune arch (easy walk from this one).

Tue Oct 16 2018

Because it’s just before devils garden I feel that people skip over it, but I hiked this trail during the golden hour and everything was glowing while you walked across the flat and the views through the arch on all sides were amazing. Nothing terribly difficult but the trail continuing to tapestry arch is not marked vey well.

Sun Aug 05 2018

Overlooked but easy and beautiful!

Fri Jul 27 2018

Great arches. But be prepared for walking through a bit of sand and there is very little shade on the trail. Bring water.

Thu Jul 05 2018

Nice hike but gotta walk through arch to continue to next arch pay attention to signs...take plenty of water

hiking
Fri Jun 15 2018

Loved it!!

Fri May 04 2018

So awesome. Hike it counterclockwise. Start at campsite 51.

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