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Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park

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Mesa Arch (also known as Rotary Arch and Trail Arch) is a pothole arch on the eastern edge of the Island in the Sky mesa in Canyonlands National Park in northern San Juan County, Utah, United States. Mesa Arch is a spectacular natural stone arch perched at the edge of a cliff with vast views of canyons, Monster Tower, Washer Woman Arch, Airport Tower, and the La Sal Mountains in the distance. Access is via a relatively easy hiking trail, just a half-mile long from the park road.
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  • Mesa Arch is one of the headliners within Canyonlands National Park. It is located in the Islands in the Sky district a few miles past the visitor center. A short hike leads to the arch and the... 
    Mesa Arch is one of the headliners within Canyonlands National Park. It is located in the Islands in the Sky district a few miles past the visitor center. A short hike leads to the arch and the...  more »
  • It is impossible to take a bad photo of this arch. There's a short hike to the arch with some ups and downs. Be sure to follow the trail closely because it is easy to lose in a few places. I saw... 
    It is impossible to take a bad photo of this arch. There's a short hike to the arch with some ups and downs. Be sure to follow the trail closely because it is easy to lose in a few places. I saw...  more »
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  • This is gorgeous. This is the most famous attraction in the canyonlands national park. This is very famous for sunrise viewing. However, we went later on the day, and it’s not less gorgeous. The hike was not difficult, took me 15-20 minutes o guess to reach. The final view point is a massive arch at the cliff. The view from there is incredible. Don’t miss if you are around.
  • Sooooo gorgeous! We went at sunrise. It’s an easy 10 minute hike from parking lot. The arch is beautiful and the landscape all around is very pretty. There were about 50 people there but everyone kinda spread out. There was a group standing in front of the arch but you could still get great photos. Best part of my Utah trip for sure!

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