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Address: Canyonlands National Park, UT

Visit this mesa at sunrise for the best scencic views.

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Must See, Super Easy Hike

This is a beautiful low arch at the edge of a deep canyon. Great place to take pictures with a arch in the background. Don't miss it.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Clearwater FL

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Clearwater FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a beautiful low arch at the edge of a deep canyon. Great place to take pictures with a arch in the background. Don't miss it.

Thank Seashark7
Logan, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome view from the Mesa Arch and its a short walk from the parking area. But please be careful, the back side drops down a long ways.

Thank Heaven L
Saint-Nom-la-Breteche, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This short walk in the Island in the Sky area of Canyonlands is to visit one of the few natural arches in the park. Definitely worth doing and won't take long to arrive at a great arch perched on the edge of a precipice with a great view through the arch

Thank JANDDBritinParis
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

By far, the best part of this arch was the snowy mountains in the background. The hike out to it was easy, relatively flat, and well marked-for the first half. After that, you follow cairns to the arch. We visited around 12:30 and had the entire arch to ourselves for about 10 minutes. It's gorgeous and worth the short hike... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This arch turns from beautiful to stunning if it is visited at sunrise. With sun coming out at the horizon, the whole setting of Mesa Arch transforms into a magic land. Come early, you won't regret!!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Get here before sunrise and watch the glowing ruby light on the arch as the sun rises. The peak lasts for about 15 minutes. You need a very wide angle lens to get best photos or do a panorama.

Thank Larry M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It my first time in USA, I have had a lot beautiful experiences and one of my favourites was go to the mesa arch. It's A cool mountain in form arc, but the top it´s no over "the floor", the arc permit see the canyon´s vacuum. It´s awesome.

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Cary, NC
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a relatively short hike to an arch that overlooks a cliff. The arch is not particularly big and if you've seen the arches in Arches National Park nearby, you've seen a arch like this. The hike is nice enough so if you have time, by all means do it. However, if you miss it, it's not that big... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Look I can't blame the trail for the cloudy morning and it took a shine off the views. That said the less than a mile walk is super easy and you are left with fabulous views at the end of an arch overlooking a canyon. It's pretty good. I'm sure with the right weather the views would have been spectacular.

Thank Sharon W
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This is a lovely arch through which you get a great view. Especially at sunrise. Unfortunately not all visitors to the National Park take notice of the information displayed and some people walk on the arch or walk through areas of fragile soil and this is pretty disheartening. The arch is a short walk from the car park, the loop... More 

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