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One of the best spots in Canyonlands, if not THE!

Visited in May of 2016 and Canyonlands was the last leg of our journey. In fact we stopped at Mesa... read more

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Drew W
Greenville, South Carolina
A favorite spot of ours

The view at the arch is fantastic- you get arch, the washer woman and a view of the La Sal... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Visit this mesa at sunrise for the best scencic views.
Canyonlands National Park, UT
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited in May of 2016 and Canyonlands was the last leg of our journey. In fact we stopped at Mesa arch to conclude our Canyonlands adventure with a picnic lunch. Spectacular can't adequately describe the view from this spot. It's simply divine. If you're not...More

Thank Drew W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The view at the arch is fantastic- you get arch, the washer woman and a view of the La Sal mountains- an easy walk from the parking lot.

Thank mpm0024
Reviewed 1 week ago

Make time to do this easy hike; it is worth it. The view is stunning. We were there at sunrise. Bring plenty of water.

Thank ttiottn1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you get there early and I mean early you’ll be lucky to get a spot to capture the sun rising - when we got there all the professional photographers were already there lined up with their tri-pods - this is a very popular spot...More

Thank patrickcat07
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As you are driving along in Canyonlands, make sure you take the walk to Mesa Arch. The best photo shots come at sunrise as the sun illuminates under the arch and the rest of the valley. Bring water, sunscreen and comfortable shoes. It could be...More

Thank Motivator535
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved this short hike. The arch and the view when you look through the arch is breathtaking. This was my favorite stop in the Canyonlands island in the sky. prepare to be wowed!

Thank 448jillh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my favorite arch in the Moab area. This was my "wow" moment. Just a beautiful view and a nice little hike to get there.

Thank MamaLou-K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting Mesa Arch at sunrise is well worth getting up early. You probably won't be alone as this is a must-do for photographers, both professional and amateur. Bring a thermos of coffee, a chair and get ready for a spectacular sunrise, whether you're taking photos...More

Thank MyItchyTravelFeets
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even though I had visited Arches National Park, I was ready to view another arch! This one must be hiked to from a parking lot. It is on a loop trail. The hike is not too strenuous, though there are elevation changes. You can climb...More

Thank Terri P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mesa Arch is an easy to visit landmark in the Island in the Sky region of Canyonlands National Park, north of Moab, Utah. This pothole arch spans across the mesa's edge, framing a scenic canyon vista. A 7/10-mile loop trail brings you right up to...More

Thank Taylor B
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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