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Skyline Arch

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Address: Arches National Park, UT

Arch often visited at sunset because of the beautiful views.

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Nice arch along a family hike

The campground was closed so we walked through it to get to the trailhead. Take at least one bottle of water per person. Much of the trail is sandy but fairly level. You can walk... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tom H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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559 reviews
307 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The campground was closed so we walked through it to get to the trailhead. Take at least one bottle of water per person. Much of the trail is sandy but fairly level. You can walk out to the arch or get a good view of it from a distance. I recommend you continue on the trail to see a couple... More 

1 Thank Tom H
Frisco, Texas
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151 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This Arch caught my attention from the car and I couldn't help but pull over and hike to it. It's a very short hike on a well marked trail and fun to get a better view of it. Another visitor tipped us off to a pair of deer grazing close by which was a nice bonus. There was also a... More 

Thank t3leonard
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53 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The hike to Skyline arch is very short and flat, so it is easy for most people to do. What makes this arch particularly cool is that it use to be much smaller before a huge piece fell out of it. You can see that piece below it when you hike out to it.

Thank Yellow V
Telford, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Be prepared to get out of the car & walk! Just got to be seen to be believed. You can't imagine their magnificence until you get up close

Thank salopite
United States
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745 reviews
542 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 660 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Very easy to see from the road but you can walk a very short distance and get much closer. It's one of about 2,000 arches in the park. The walk to the arch is not handicap accessible.

1 Thank AAHolt
Saint-Nom-la-Breteche, France
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653 reviews
283 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 317 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

This extremely short walk on a slightly difficult to follow trail goes to an interesting Arch which is different from most of the others you can visit because it is very high up and seemingly inaccessible. Worth a visit if you have done most of the other walks

Thank JANDDBritinParis
Tucson, Arizona
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325 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 733 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Skyline Arch is a fairly large red rock arch along the Arches scenic drive about 17.4 miles from the park entrance, near Devil's Garden. It is easy to see from the road (on the east side), or the small parking area. A short, rocky trail leads to the base of the arch (.4 mile round trip, not wheelchair accessible). Closest... More 

1 Thank CrankingChick
Bloomingdale, Illinois
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50 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Easily viewed from the road, it's just a bonus view as you drive further into the park. Not our favorite arch, but we loved all of Arches National Park, which is a very special place.

Thank gsandgj
Center Valley, PA
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214 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

In October 2016, my wife and I hiked this short trail out to the arch and back. The arch itself is worth the look, but the highlight of this hike for us was when we got to the foot of the arch to find a young woman bounding up the large stones. She was already 20 feet above where we... More 

Thank PhilosophicalOldGuy
Denver, Colorado
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329 reviews
177 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

What you see from the road is what you get. You can take a short hike (10 minutes max) to get close but the best views are from the parking area. Spaces are limited here but turnover is high.

Thank Stephen S

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