Mesa Arch Trail is a 0.6 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
0.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
62 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

An easy walk out to an arch perched right on a cliff edge. A great sunrise hike in Canyonlands National Park with great views. The Island in the Sky mesa rests on sheer sandstone cliffs over 1,000 feet above the surrounding terrain. Every overlook offers a different perspective on Canyonlands' spectacular landscape. The Island is the easiest district to visit in a short period of time, offering many pullouts with spectacular views along the paved scenic drive. Hiking trails and four-wheel-drive roads access backcountry areas for day or overnight trips. Mesa Arch Trail is easy and offers great views from the arch perched right on a cliff edge. A great sunrise hike. Start: Mesa Arch parking area Time: 30 minutes

hiking
8 days ago

A classic. If your expectations aren't too high, then it's worth it!

1 month ago

great views!

hiking
1 month ago

Great views and an easy hike

1 month ago

Easy hike. Excellent views, but a very crowded hike.

1 month ago

Great place for a photo under the arch... short and easy.... could be crowded.

1 month ago

Simply spectacular!

1 month ago

It’s a great arch, and a pretty dull trail. Worth a stop.

1 month ago

great place to see sunrise

hiking
1 month ago

Short hike, good view.

1 month ago

Remember to take your picture, and let other people have their turns :)

hiking
2 months ago

The short hike is suited for just about all ages and abilities. Very crowded (parking lot full) at sunrise but less crowded by mid-morning. I recommend going later in the morning because you can still get some great photos of the canyon through the arch without the crowds!

hiking
2 months ago

super easy trail but worth doing to see the arch, nice view aswell with the mountains far in the background

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome for sunrise pics! It does get quite crowded with photographers so make sure you get there early to get a good spot viewing the arch and canyon below.

2 months ago

Easy and short hike to an arch. Not overly crowded.

hiking
2 months ago

be polite. as a local - I send folks here, looking for a short hike to an amazing arch with a view - ALL the time. Not so they can watch 24 out of towner photographer wannabes clog the arch with their tripods and get pissy with people who would like to get a shot, as well. Get out of the way. take your shot. share this Earth; even though you think it revolves around you. there are far too many entitled people at this trail, lately.

hiking
2 months ago

Didn’t make the sunrise but the sunset is still pretty spectacular. Also with a full moon it’s amazing. There were not many people around at all.

hiking
3 months ago

This arch is a sunrise must. Get there earlier than 15 minutes before sunrise though because there were a wall of people setup with tripods hogging the entire photograph viewpoints at that time already. If not for the surprising amount of people I would’ve gave 5. Popular spot, so come early if you want a parking spot.

3 months ago

Really nice short and easy hike to cap off my time at Canyonlands. Did it towards the end of the day when the sun was setting, which really made the experience!

hiking
3 months ago

The scene you can look through the arch likes that in another planet!

3 months ago

A lot of people and hard to get pictures but a beautiful arch and view.

3 months ago

Great view and little traffic. Nice easy hike!

hiking
3 months ago

Very short hike, but crowded. I came in early May and there was still quite a crowd.

3 months ago

Great Outlool

4 months ago

Easy hike and a unique arch. Time well spent.

hiking
4 months ago

All the other reviewers pretty much covered it - a must for everyone because it's an easy hike with awesome views.

4 months ago

Easy and short hike with an incredible view!

hiking
4 months ago

Short easy hike to Mesa Arch. It is one of the best views i have ever seen.

hiking
4 months ago

Short and sweet!

hiking
4 months ago

A must for visit to Canyonlands.

hiking
4 months ago

My favorite spot in Canyonlands, and probably the most iconic view in general.

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