Mesa Arch Trail

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Mesa Arch Trail is a 0.7 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, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
0.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
121 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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
11 days ago

An easy walk. The second most beautiful arch in Utah and very few people! It was interesting to read about all the desert flora too.

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16 days ago

I like this arch every bit as much as the ones at Arches. Great arch, nice walk in to see it. I liked standing way off to the right to see how it is not really connected...kind of crazy.

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18 days ago

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19 days ago

Beautiful, short, and easy! A must-do when visiting Canyonlands!

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28 days ago

We love this place. I know it can get crowded, but there is something about the spirit here that I absolutely love. This is our second time in a few months visiting this arch, both times for sunrise. Today it was a little less crowded being close to off season and a weekday morning. This time we could find the entire loop trial by GPS here on alltrails.... it's a very easy trail but somehow the other time we came, we came in and out on the same path. Both ways are beautiful.

hiking
1 month ago

Finally hiked to the iconic Mesa Arch that I've been seeing photos of for years. Unfortunately to late to watch the sunrise that it's so famous for

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1 month ago

Not much of a “hike” but you should definitely do it for the view at the end. Very easy hike though.

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