Sand Dune Arch Trail

EASY 79 reviews
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Sand Dune Arch Trail is a 0.4 mile 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
0.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
137 feet
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...

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5 days ago

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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1 month ago

I adore this arch. It is an easy hike through sand. I took my shoes off and enjoyed the feel of the cool sand. It was mostly shaded, which makes it a winner on a hot summer day.

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1 month ago

Sweet little trail and cool area around the arch.

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1 month ago

Short easy trail with amazing views between the rock walls. This is a must do at Arches.

2 months ago

Really nice and pretty trail. Not very heavily trafficked and there is shaded bits unlike most hike in the park.

2 months ago

In my opinion, probably the best trail in Arches. Super cool and definitely going back. You need to hike this trail!!!