Sand Dune Arch Trail

EASY 93 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
101 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...

24 days ago

I liked how hidden it was.

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24 days ago

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1 month 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.

1 month ago

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1 month ago

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

1 month ago

Bring sand toys. Our kids played here for hours.

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1 month ago

Such a cool place to go and explore.

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1 month ago

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

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3 months ago

It is very near by do not miss it.

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3 months 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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