Skyline Arch Trail

EASY 42 reviews
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Skyline Arch Trail is a 0.5 mile moderately 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, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

0.5 miles
42 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly



nature trips



wild flowers


no dogs

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.

11 days ago

Easy. Not the most stunning in the park but still fun to explore.

3 months ago

Easy hike.

4 months ago

The perfect trail with our 2.5 y/o son! My husband, our son, and I all walked this trail very easily. The views of the arch are beautiful, and we were even able to climb up on some rocks at the end of the trail for more fun. The trail itself was mostly sand, with a few bits of scrambling. We loved it!

7 months ago

You can't get right up to this arch. The trail takes you to a weird angle view from the bottom. The views on the way to the end of the trail are better. It is an easy hike though.

8 months ago

Easy walk and pretty, but you cannot access the arch at all, unlike double, windows, turret or broken. It's really high up. We went there to see sunset. The sun didn't set on the arch, but still pretty.

9 months ago

Beautiful arch especially at night. Can see the stars. Need to go through the amphitheater, up to the arch for the best views.

10 months ago

Nice arch, hike is simple but you see it all from the trailhead. Take it just to get a couple nice pics.

11 months ago

Super easy and very short but gorgeous

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Ok hike, sadly the closer you get to this arch the less of the opening you can see, so not really sure if it's worth it (at least for a picture perspective,) only do it if you have extra time, better trails in the park

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Really enjoyed hiking and seeing the natural arches!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Beautiful, easy hike. Arch is best seen/photographed from closer to trail head. Hike up is cool and scrambling up is possible. Quick hike, definitely recommended.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Super easy hike. Interesting history behind how this arch grew in size. Definitely would recommend to anyone - great little trail for the kiddos.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

nice easy hike out to the arch. it was a bit hazy so the view wasn't spectacular but it was nice and cool

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Short easy hike to another of the spectacular arches in the park.

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Quick hike to a pretty cool arch

Friday, October 31, 2014

Flat, easy hike. If you have the time (more than half a day in the park), this one is worthwhile.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Easy out and back. Expect a lot of people.

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Great park

Thursday, May 29, 2014

A short trail up to Skyline Arch. There are a lot of fun bouldering opportunities in the immediate area.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Easy hike to an interesting arch

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