Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park

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  • August 10, 2017
    * Mesa Arch worth only a trip to the United States * Important: well take the quick loop leading to the Ark in a "good" way, i.e. one that allows to read the small botanical panels of the trail (departure towards the left, so rotation in the clockwise sense). What emotion on arrival before this Ark, which guesses have little or no if we respect the meaning of the ride. It's after 10-15 minutes to go, and stay contemplate the spectacle for hours! Dangerous outskirts as always in this park (steep canyons), so pay attention to the children. Grandiose!
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  • August 9, 2017
    We were very surprised at the size of the Ark much more thought big. However, the view is spectacular! No regrets for making the road only to see.
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  • August 9, 2017
    We just finished a family trip of the mighty five. My in laws were also on this trip and not able to do many hikes over a mile long. This was one we were all able to do and ended up with some of the b...  more »
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  • June 1, 2017
    If you go to Canyonlands Island in the Sky and only have one stop, make this it. It is a photographers dream, perhaps too much so. Go at sunset and there will be tonnes of photographers and their tripods hoping to get that perfect shot. But don't let that stray you, there is a reason they are there. It is well worth the visit, stunning arch in a beautiful park!
  • April 21, 2017
    I would rate this arch at 5 stars if it wasn't so crowded. Be aware that the easier the hike, the more likely you'll be surrounded by other tourists. We went at sunset, but the arch will be better to view at sunrise due to the direction it faces.
  • June 26, 2017
    The view that you get from Mesa arch is breath taking. I visited it twice while I was in Canyonlands, once during the day (the view of the canyon behind is just breathtaking) and once around midnight (it was amazing to just hangout with friends, under the stars, with the entire place to ourself).
  • May 2, 2017
    The most beautiful arch in America. It is amazing in the evening, and slightly less crowded. Easy hike. Make sure kids stay close to you, there is a drop off by the arch.
  • May 16, 2017
    Lots of people but an amazing view. The number of people reduces the rating. Good stop bothering plenty of more peaceful options in the park.

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Where to stay in Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park offers camping in two first-come, first-served campgrounds and various primitive sites throughout the park. Most park visitors opt to stay in the nearby town of Moab, which offers plenty of places to rest in the form of national chain motels, rustic inns with a Southwestern vibe, and lodges. A few bed and breakfasts sit north and south of town on the way to the park, and a couple of ranches and lodges lie a bit farther from town, offering more luxurious digs in the majestic setting of southern Utah's high desert.
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