Sand Dune Arch Trail

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Sand Dune Arch Trail is a 0.3 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 bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 0.3 miles Elevation Gain: 108 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

walking

bird watching

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
12 days ago

Good trail to play around on! And our only picture (without other tourists) under and arch!

hiking
17 days ago

Very cool, and shaded so good for hot days!

hiking
17 days ago

Very short and easy hike. Really cool place!

hiking
1 month ago

Must see arch!

hiking
1 month ago

Easy with kids, in and out.

1 month ago

Probably our favorite hike of the day! The arch was not spectacular but the mini slot canyon was cool and the kids loved playing in the sand.

hiking
1 month ago

Unique arch with the abundance of sand and hidden within the rocks. Definitely a must do.

hiking
1 month ago

loved this one. different kind of arch and views. easy

hiking
2 months ago

Nice short trail. There is a squeeze that gets congested. But also do the half mile broken arch trail that leaves from same parking lot. That one is a better arch.

hiking
2 months ago

Such a great hike for kids. Great places for them to run around and climb on. We loved it!

hiking
2 months ago

Short, easy hike with a nice arch.

rock climbing
2 months ago

Amazing hike, very easy and short but the sand is cool and feels great on your feet this is always any last stop if the day when I hit up arches. As a bonus there are a few simple and fun bouldering options if you have climbing shoes on hand. Amazing

This is a fun little trail that takes you inside a sandy rock formation which has an arch inside of it. It’s an unusual arch as compared to the rest, and is quite neat. It’s an easy trail, suitable for almost anyone. The kids will enjoy playing in the sand. Good if you have the time.

hiking
2 months ago

I like the cold red stone and sand in the early morning.

hiking
3 months ago

Fun to walk in the sand. Kids played in the sand for a long time. We continued on the trail to see the other three arches. Made it a mile or more longer but easy flat terrain the whole way

hiking
3 months ago

Such a cool little experience. I’ve done multiple days in canyon hikes and this was such a neat teaser/reminder of those trips. Take the kids. Easy, so easy and super cool. Love this little one.

hiking
3 months ago

Don't miss this if you have kids, in fact, make it the highlight of the day. So fun. Its like a giant sandbox. Busy and crowded

hiking
4 months ago

Super short and easy! Really fun to climb around and try to squeeze through the slots! The sand feels refreshing for tired feet, but it was more cold and windy than the rest of the park when we hiked it!

hiking
4 months ago

A quick 5 minute hike that leads to a nice arch. Easy and fun

hiking
4 months ago

Very easy but with a good payoff

hiking
4 months ago

Amazing arch that’s hidden really well by the rock walls until you get right up to it!

hiking
4 months ago

Short hike, super fun - hiking between giant flat rocks, a very narrow spot. Interesting, windy, fun.

hiking
5 months ago

Great for littles, easy and quick hike, very pretty.

8 months ago

Great for kids and super short adventure hike for all. Slot canyons, Sand and towering arches. You’ll love it.

hiking
8 months ago

The perfect place to go when your kids need a break. Largely shaded with sand to play in (we brought sand toys), it also has some fun places to explore and climb.

hiking
10 months ago

Such beautiful sand and rock walls

walking
10 months ago

Very easy short trail, but you wind around until you’re inside various sandy canyons! It is a perfect playground for kids - a giant sandbox. And it has beautiful lines and angles for those interested in photography.

10 months ago

What a delightful surprise! This arch is hidden among a couple of fins. Very different setting from the rest of the Arches.

hiking
11 months 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.

11 months ago

Hidden and spectacular. Easy hike!

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