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Can’t really explain how awesome this is. Pictures don’t do it justice. The hike in is quick and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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Easy hike

This was a fairly easy hike that is heavily trafficked. The views here are amazing. Just keep an... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Chad B
Medical Lake, WA
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Visit this mesa at sunrise for the best scencic views.
Canyonlands National Park, UT
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Can’t really explain how awesome this is. Pictures don’t do it justice. The hike in is quick and not that hard. The view is better than you would expect. The arch is on the edge of a huge drop off. Breath taking. Don’t skip this...More

Thank Mikez428
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you want to see arches, go to Arches Nat. Park. This is a small arch with a big drop off, which is probably the coolest thing about it.

Thank anukeiley
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was a fairly easy hike that is heavily trafficked. The views here are amazing. Just keep an eye on your kids.

Thank Chad B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mesa is a hidden gem and EASY to see and get to. Don't be fooled that its not in Arches National Park. It holds its own to ANY arch in Arches. Its a picture frame to the canyon. It was in our top 3 of...More

Thank stutide
Reviewed 1 week ago

The early morning light on the Mesa Arch is wonderful. The hike to the arch is easy and well-marked and offers some nice views - but it is the Mesa Arch that is spectacular.

Thank David R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hike is easy; the views at the arch are spectacular, especially if you go at sunrise. Be prepared, however, for a good number of "professional" photographers hogging up the best spots for photos at sunrise. At just about any other time, especially off season...More

Thank WVJeff304
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went in June, so it was well over 100 degrees. The walk is short and easy and WELL worth braving the heat! Lots of beautiful viewpoints for pictures.

Thank ddbrown2075
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went up there with the family and this is an easy hike for everyone of all ages. It's a loop to go all the way through with the arch at the end. The view overlooking the canyon was pretty spectacular and worth your time

Thank Keith T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After the visitors center, we stopped for a hike to Mesa Arch with our kids. This is worthwhile. The hike is a loop trail and although it can be sunny and hot, it is beautiful. The arch comes into view on the trail and there...More

Thank IowaMum
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first hike/stop at Canyonlands NP. This arch does not disappoint in terms of the insane views that it entails. The parking lot here was just large enough to accommodate, but if you get here late, you could find yourself having an issue...More

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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