Sand Dune Arch Trail

EASY 60 reviews
#9 of 41 trails in

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...

1 day ago

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

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

8 days ago

Nice

14 days ago

Perfect hike for kids

14 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

18 days ago

hiking
19 days ago

I absolutely loved this trail. Yes, it's only .2 miles one-way, but the climbing of rocks was by far my favorite part of this short trail. I recommend rock climbing shoes or sturdy hiking boots for a good grip. Lots of brave adults and kids alone enjoyed this trail/climb.

hiking
22 days ago

Does anyone know the best time of the day to see the best colors and when the areas are not in the shade?

hiking
23 days ago

Family favorite - shady, shorter and easy for kids to get to the giant sandbox.

28 days ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Easy. Cool arch.

hiking
1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

This is an easy hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Fun short walk. Great for kids.

walking
2 months ago

Take off your shoes and put your feet in the sand!

walking
3 months ago

Short walk, soft sand, fun climbing.

3 months ago