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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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Rick Deluca
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Easy hike,, but not much more to see than what you can see at the trailhead.

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Kevin Monsees
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Tommy Adams
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Nice little hike with a good reward at the end..

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Barbara DaSilva
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Easy trail.

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Matthew Sieg
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Nice little hike, no shade so bring water. If your not into hiking just go to where the hard pack turns into loose sand for you best photo op of the hike.

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Amir Kohanpur
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Jonathan Gellert
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Lysandra Ness
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Easy trail with a closeup of the arch.

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j w
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Easy hike but lots of off-trail footprints make it a bit confusing to tell where to go when you get close to the skyline arch. Beautiful small trail with a bit of greenery and then sand closer to the base of the arch. Difficult to take pictures of the arch close to the end of the trail because it's not a great angle

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Joseph Q
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Liz W
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The view is best about 1/2 the way in. If you get right under the arch (end of trail) it’s hard to get a good photo of the entire thing.

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John Lawson
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Easy .2 mile in .2 mile out walking trail to the base of the arch. See the rocks at the base of the trailend that fell out the middle that ended up doubling the size of the hole!

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Wayman Thurman
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Nice trail to base of arch. Saw others scrambling the rocks at the base but we skipped that part. Can see the arch without hiking all the way to bottom.

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Tom K
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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.

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Michael Park
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michelle rochon
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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*

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travis leonard
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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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nice hike to a cool arch

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Dottie Pratt
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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.

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Sara Elaine Jackson
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Aja Fournet
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Super short and easy hike, but very muddy be end of day. Still enjoyable.

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Pete Tichy
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Nice short trip.

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Erin Kleymann
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Easy hike, towering arch. Worth the quick trip.

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Alyssa Ramirez
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There are more impressive arches in the park but this is a quick walk to see, good for a hot day.

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Michael Howard
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Easy walk, some nice views

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James Strichard
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Beautiful. Just follow the footsteps in the sand

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Pavel Hanc
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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.

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