Skyline Arch Trail

EASY 68 reviews
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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.

0.5 miles
42 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly


nature trips



wild flowers



no shade

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.

2 months ago

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

3 months ago

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.

6 months ago

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.

8 months ago

such beautiful scenery, loved it!

9 months ago

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

10 months ago

Easy and quick hike

11 months ago

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

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Easy hike.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

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!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

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.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

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

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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

Thursday, February 23, 2017

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

Thursday, March 28, 2013

This arch is visible from the main road to Devil's Garden. As you get closer, you realize that it is a whole lot larger than you thought. Pretty tough to get under.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

You can see Skyline Arch from the main Arches NP road. We decided to take a closer look, as the hike is easy and very short only 0.4mi. from the parking lot. As we got closer, we couldn't believe how big the arch was. Its opening doubled in size in 1940 when a huge boulder tumbled out of it. We walked up to the wall, but couldn't climb up to it; we could climb a wall face on an adjacent rock to get more of a view through the arch.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Although this hike is a short spur off the Landscape Arch trail, its worth the trip. A little scrambling across some rocks is necessary in order to take a good picture.

4 days ago

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