Sand Dune Arch Trail

EASY 147 reviews
#9 of 43 trails in

Sand Dune Arch Trail is a 0.5 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back 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 birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
0.5 km
ELEVATION GAIN
33 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

walking

views

wild flowers

no dogs

Sand Dune Arch Trail leads through deep sand to a secluded arch among sandstone fins. Don't miss this stop, good for children. Easy hike from the parking area into a small slot canyon, but you can spend longer to explore the surrounding area. Between the sandstone fins is like a sandy beach leading up to Sand Dune Arch. There are places to explore along the way. To the left just after you go under the arch, there is a small ledge where you can climb up leading behind the arch. Slightly technical and might need help to get up from that spot. On the return to your car consider taking a hike to Broken Arch, about a mile northeast through some open flatland - watch for snakes. Look closely at the arch - the image on the left is maybe an eagle or a raven... and the image on the left might be a dog...

hiking
5 days ago

This is a nice short trail with lots of shade. There’s a small gap (maybe 2 feet) that you have to squeeze through to get to the sand dune arch.

13 days ago

Hidden and spectacular. Easy hike!

22 days ago

Best surprise on this trail! Make sure you see this in at the Arches!

1 month ago

Wow! Great trail, short and shady so perfect for the summer months. Don't miss this scenic little hike! Great for kids, too!

hiking
1 month ago

Nice easy hike but did the straight through hike to all three arches sand dune to broken arch to tapestry

hiking
1 month ago

It's sandy...really sandy...

1 month ago

Best hike in park can climb boulders past arch to valley on other side. Mostly in shade in the heat of the day. Have done three times . Have done with three grandchildren they all love the climbing and seeing the sand arch

1 month ago

very easy hike. amazing spot to get into the shade and have a snack or lunch. nice breeze. relaxing !

1 month ago

i went layer in the afternnon and there only two families enjoying the arch. they were on their way out so I got an awesome pic

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike for the younger ones! The kids couldn't get enough.

walking
2 months ago

Beautiful view of the arches!

2 months ago

this one is a must as it is quite sorry and scenario is unique, all sand it gets cooler than the rest of the area. nice place to so and let the kids play!

3 months ago

Easy and short. Mostly sand trail

walking
3 months ago

Excellent short walk to a beautiful arch. It’s unique that it’s tucked away from road traffic. It’s peaceful walking through the rocks. The arch itself is stunning. Simple and one the smaller end but quite beautiful with orange soft sand surrounding it. Excellent walk for kids/families.

walking
3 months ago

Really easy, the most difficult thing was walking in the sand, but worth the ten minutes it takes to complete.

3 months ago

kid friendly

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Why have I never done this one before?! It’s cool (in temperature and aesthetic) and sandy in between these amazing rock formations. My boys kicked off their shoes and enjoyed the feeling of sand on their feet. Great place to rest while the kids play. Awesome hidden arch!

4 months ago

Crowded but very interesting.

hiking
5 months ago

Easy hike. Shouldn't miss it.

5 months ago

If it wasn’t windy we would’ve stayed all day!

hiking
8 months ago

Easy hike and a cool sand area

9 months ago

I liked how hidden it was.

hiking
9 months ago

This is a fun and easy “hike”. Really, not much of a hike, just a short walk out of the parking lot. But get out of the car and check it out. The whole area where the Arch is is cool, kinda hidden.

hiking
9 months ago

Shorter than you think and really crowded. Hard to appreciate the arch because of the incredible sand. Kids loved it.

9 months ago

Bring sand toys. Our kids played here for hours.

hiking
10 months ago

Such a cool place to go and explore.

hiking
10 months ago

Great spot to climb around just past the arch. Lots of sand.

11 months ago

It is very near by do not miss it.

hiking
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Very easy hike with a beautiful arch. However, since this is an easy "hike" from the parking lot, expect alot of rude people and kids.

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