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Skyline Arch Trail is a 0.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Thompson, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from March until November.

Length 0.5 mi Elevation gain 42 ft Route type Out & Back

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Rocky

No shade

No dogs

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A short hike to another of Arches NP's pretty arches Another of the short hikes in Arches NP to a pretty Arch situated in the sandstone upthrusts of the area. This arch can also be reached from the Devils Garden campground. Unique to this arch is the adjoining sandstone wall, eroded to look almost like a row of grain silos reaching into the sky.

Parking area at trailhead; pit toilets further up road toward Devils Garden area.

Arches NP, PO Box 907, Moab, Utah, 84532-0907, 435-719-2299 Headquarters (435) 719-2100

Arches NP is 5 miles north of Moab on highway 191. Maps and brochures are available at the park entrance. Skyline Arch is about 18 miles into the park. A parking area is provided

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Tom K
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Hiking

May 2019 trip to Southwest, fifth visit to UT, last time was 10 years ago in late spring. Day 5. This was mine first National Park I visit 22 years ago in late spring. After competition of seven arches at Devils Garden, got time for another one. Short and easy trail to see good size arch up in the sky.

Michael Park
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Jean H.
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HikingGreat!Scramble

This is a lovely short hike to add on to a bigger hike in Arches later in the day. We did the very crowded Delicate Arch trail early in the morning and then came here after lunch since we knew the kids wouldn't go for another long hike. Way fewer people (yay). Kids enjoyed scrambling on the boulders at the base of the arch... if you take your time and look around you will find the easiest ways up where there is a level area.

michelle rochon
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Hiking

Easy trail but if you want to get to the actual arch, you’ll have to scramble up and down the rocks. I would say that part is moderate but if you’re that person, this will be easy least for you. I don’t have the confidence to be able to scramble back up. So I settled for a perspective photo where I appear to be holding up the arch, lol. *shrug*

travis leonard
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Hiking

one of my favorite arches. if you are skilled enough, climb the rock across from the arch to get a more level view

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Tom Ayto
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Hiking

nice hike to a cool arch

Dottie Pratt
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HikingNo shade

Very short trail just off the main road. At the base of the arch are the remains of the rock that fell to form it. Very cool if you're into that kind of geological stuff.

Sara Elaine Jackson
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Aja Fournet
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HikingMuddy

Super short and easy hike, but very muddy be end of day. Still enjoyable.

Pete Tichy
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Hiking

Nice short trip.

Erin Kleymann
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Hiking

Easy hike, towering arch. Worth the quick trip.

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Destiny M.
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Walking

Great, short hike for the entire family! Highly recommend if you have small children since there are no drop offs.

Michael Howard
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Hiking

Easy walk, some nice views

James Strichard
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Hiking

Beautiful. Just follow the footsteps in the sand

Pavel Hanc
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Hiking

Another short hike to a pretty arch. It can't take more than 10 minutes there and back, and the arch is worth stopping by.

Heidi Hansen
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Hiking

Good scampering under the arch for the kids.

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Quinn Ritzdorf
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Hiking

Short easy hike. But cool hike to see the rocks that have fallen out of the arch to form it.

Matthew FitzGerald-Chamberlain
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Hiking

Nice, short trail off the road to see an arch. Good stop if you have a few minutes.

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Gunnison Clamp
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Hiking

The arch is visible easily from the road, but it is well worth it to hike to it! In the canyon below the arch, you can see boulders that have fallen from the arch over time!

Hallie Castro
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Hiking

Easy, flat. Not nearly as crowded as the others and great viewpoint / backdrop of the arch.

Jennifer Kumar
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Hiking

We did this completely at night (feb. 9, 2019). It was both amazing a little scary as it was a moonless night! The photos by Krishna Kumar that I shared here (my husband) tell it all!

Simon Guérard
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Hiking

Not the best, but you can climb on the rock facing the arche and get a better view

Lauren Wolfe
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Hiking

It’s alright, as someone mentioned before it only gets you closer to view the arch. I think there is a trail that comes to the arch from the other side because we saw people walking around under it but it’s impossible to access it from this trail.

Jennifer McKinsey
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Hiking

This was an easy hike, but the trail just brings you closer to the arch. There isn't much to see, and you get a great view from the road.

Linda McCray
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such beautiful scenery, loved it!

Max Jongewaard
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easy hike that’s good for climbing up some rocks and watching the sunset.

Karen S.
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Hiking

Easy and quick hike

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