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Skyline Arch

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Address: Arches National Park, UT
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Arch often visited at sunset because of the beautiful views.

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Easy hike, don't overlook

The hike to Skyline arch is very short and flat, so it is easy for most people to do. What makes this arch particularly cool is that it use to be much smaller before a huge piece... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Yellow V

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hike to Skyline arch is very short and flat, so it is easy for most people to do. What makes this arch particularly cool is that it use to be much smaller before a huge piece fell out of it. You can see that piece below it when you hike out to it.

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Thank Yellow V
Telford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Be prepared to get out of the car & walk! Just got to be seen to be believed. You can't imagine their magnificence until you get up close

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Thank salopite
United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Very easy to see from the road but you can walk a very short distance and get much closer. It's one of about 2,000 arches in the park. The walk to the arch is not handicap accessible.

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Saint-Nom-la-Breteche, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

This extremely short walk on a slightly difficult to follow trail goes to an interesting Arch which is different from most of the others you can visit because it is very high up and seemingly inaccessible. Worth a visit if you have done most of the other walks

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Skyline Arch is a fairly large red rock arch along the Arches scenic drive about 17.4 miles from the park entrance, near Devil's Garden. It is easy to see from the road (on the east side), or the small parking area. A short, rocky trail leads to the base of the arch (.4 mile round trip, not wheelchair accessible). Closest... More 

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Bloomingdale, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Easily viewed from the road, it's just a bonus view as you drive further into the park. Not our favorite arch, but we loved all of Arches National Park, which is a very special place.

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Center Valley, PA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

In October 2016, my wife and I hiked this short trail out to the arch and back. The arch itself is worth the look, but the highlight of this hike for us was when we got to the foot of the arch to find a young woman bounding up the large stones. She was already 20 feet above where we... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

What you see from the road is what you get. You can take a short hike (10 minutes max) to get close but the best views are from the parking area. Spaces are limited here but turnover is high.

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Thank Stephen S
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Short easy hike and good views. Great for photographs too. Interesting rocks and plants en route. Good at any time of day!

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Chicago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Enjoyed the closeup view but really got a kick out of seeing it from Interstate 70, miles to the north as we drove away! The hike to the arch is easy and it occupies a prominent location where it stands alone and very visible from many angles as you drive through the park.

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