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Mesa Arch

Canyonlands National Park, UT
+1 435-719-2313
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Visit this mesa at sunrise for the best scencic views.
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  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
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“easy hike” (57 reviews)
“short hike” (53 reviews)
“great view” (27 reviews)
Canyonlands National Park, UT
+1 435-719-2313

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Reviewed 2 days ago

It is a must see stop while exploring Canyonland NP, but if you also plan to visit Arches NP, so you will be able to see a lot of them there and even more huge and much more beautiful.

Thank siomikas
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Canyonlands from Arches National Park. This place is amazing, soooooo peaceful, where yo can just meditate on the creation your standing on. Stopped at this specific location at around 7pm, on a Saturday in July, and it was not crowded at all. Beautiful place...More

Thank lizzblisss
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a quick visit to the Visitors Center we walked over to Mesa Arch. Though it was busy we waited only a few minutes to get close to the arch for pictures. And taking a photo of the back of someone else under the arch...More

Thank rewardgal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Getting to the Arch was easy. Getting a photo took some patience. Other visitors need to learn some etiquette and wait their turn for a photo opportunity. I finally had to tell some people we were waiting our turn to get a photo.

Thank Linnbada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This arch is very popular and was glowing underneath with the morning light. Lots of people so you have to wait your turn for a photo. It's a very easy trail loop.

Thank cindymH5556QE
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove thru Canyonlands one day and had a very nice time. Mesa Arch is easy to get to, lots of parking and the trail is fine. The hike is about 15 minutes, so be sure to always take some water with you when you...More

Thank BeachBumBill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't expect much from this walk but once we got there we were blown away. It is beautiful. We got there shortly after sunrise and the arch reflected the sun making it look golden. We are so glad we saw it at this time....More

Thank Jane_A60
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For the ultimate experience, visit Mesa Arch as early in the day as possible, preferably at sunrise. This is when the light reflects on the underside of the arch. Also, switch on video and walk under the arch to the edge of the canyon wall....More

Thank Glen Michael H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were 20 minutes late for sunrise . The view under morning sun is amazing. The Arch is only 10 minutes walk from parking lot--large parking area with restroom. Looking through the Mesa Arch is grand view of the Canyonland!

1  Thank Fei L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't expect much from this little 30 min walk (round-trip) but was pleasantly surprised. Perhaps the arch isn't as impressive as some of those in Arches NP but you can get up close and personal to it and looking thru the arch you see...More

Thank Bas P
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17 March 2017|
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Response from VCC9 | Reviewed this property |
If you are staying in Moab. I would leave at least 75 minutes before sunrise (depending on hotel location maybe even earlier) The scenery on the way in is spectacular even 20 minutes before sunrise! Better to get there early... More
26 September 2016|
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Response from Jonathn6 | Reviewed this property |
The arch is in the national park. Anyone can drive into the park to see the arch. If you want the pictures at sunrise, get there early. People are there up to an hour before sunrise to get the closest spots.
Janelle H
23 March 2016|
Response from MN_Fernando | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely, visit Canyonlands. Most of the great views in the Island in the Sky are only steps away from your vehicle...no hiking necessary. Mesa Arch does require a short hike and you will have to go over a small hill... More