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Sand Dune Arch to Broken Arch Loop

Arches National Park

Sand Dune Arch to Broken Arch Loop is a 3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Thompson, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 3.0 miles Elevation Gain: 324 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly



nature trips


bird watching


wild flowers

no dogs

23 days ago

Hiked the loop which passes by or has short connections to Sand Dune Arch, Broken Arch, and Tapestry Arch. Beautiful little canyon between the campground and the trail intersect to Broken Arch. Relatively easy; no steep slopes if you go counter-clockwise around the loop. Well worn; well marked trail. Sand Dune arch is a bit 'meh' after seeing so many other more impressive arches in the park, but worth seeing for the very short walk to get to it. Other two arches are grand.

Nice trail, very flat, pretty exposed. Three arches.... Trail goes right through broken arch which was cool. Some deep sandy areas make for some slow trudging through. Trail is well marked.

1 month ago

I admit this trail was pretty snow covered and sloppy, I definitely felt both arches were worth seeing. I loved how sand dune arch was inside the canyon. Super easy to get to and very cool to see. I loved the views from broken arch.

7 months ago

Beautiful views and rocks, and part of the trail was completely deserted, a very nice break from other tourists.

This trail was not challenging at all but it had SO much to offer! The views are incredible and for most of the hike it was just me (and the occasional lizard). Highly recommend! It is a lot of walking through sand so would recommend ankle boots so you don’t get it in your shoes.

10 months ago

This was our favorite hike in Arches ... not long, nothing technical but you get three distinct arches on a nice, flat stroll.

Fri Aug 17 2018

Balade facile faite avec deux enfants (6 et 7 ans) par beau temps (environ 25-30°c). Trois arches à voir. Le sentier est bien balisé et facile à suivre. Comptez un peu moins de deux heures sans forcer.

Sun Aug 05 2018

Awesome arch with few people!

Thu Jul 05 2018

Nice hike but gotta wall through broken arch to see signs to continue on to tapestry arch...

Thu Jun 21 2018

really nice hike. keep walking through the arch to continue to tapestry arch about a half mile further.

Tue Jun 19 2018

Absolutely wonderful! wear chacos or hiking sandals. you walk through a lot of sand but also climb rocks. also bring PLENTY of water. at least 32oz for yourself. lastly bring a face scarf. the second half of the trail (towards campsite) gets windy and it whips up in your face. AMAZING!!!

Sat Jun 02 2018

Awesome scenery and great views. Sand Dune Arch was the highlight for kids and the scrambling through some fins at the end was my favorite!

Wed Apr 18 2018

Enjoyable hike to the sand, broken, and tapestry arches.

Tue Oct 17 2017

A nice loop trail hitting three arches, Sandstone, Broken Arch, and Tapestry arch. Easy for most anyone. Loops through the campground so you can access the trail in a couple locations.

Sat Jul 15 2017

super easy hike, love a sunrise or sunset!!

Thu May 05 2016

love this place

Fri May 16 2014

Nice loop. One that is good for children

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