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Skyline Arch Trail

Arches National Park

Moab, Arches + La Sal Mountains, Utah

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  • Interpretive signs at the trailhead- Skyline Arch Trail
  • The short walk to Skyline Arch.- Skyline Arch Trail
  • The trail is just shallow sand and is easy to traverse.- Skyline Arch Trail
  • Fins in the distance- Skyline Arch Trail
  • Looking up at Skyline Arch from below- Skyline Arch Trail
  • Skyline Arch in Arches National Park.- Skyline Arch Trail
  • Skyline Arch in Arches National Park.- Skyline Arch Trail
  • An easy way to see an arch in the park.- Skyline Arch Trail
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Short and easy trail.
Cons: 
Not the prettiest arch in the area. Hot in summer.
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Region:
Moab, Arches + La Sal Mountains, UT
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
No
Parking Pass: 
National Park Pass
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Fall
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Skyline Arch is a great way to see a large natural sandstone arch up close, and it does not require a difficult hike to enjoy. The flat and sandy trail is less than a half-mile round trip, so most of the family will get the opportunity to walk through the foreboding desert environment of Arches National Park in a safe manner. There are several sandstone "fins" to see along the way. Most arches begin as fins after water and ice erode sections of the rock face. The Entrada layer of stone that is common in this park was formed about 163 million years ago and then later exposed to us by the changing weather.

In 1940 a large piece of the inside of the arch broke away, nearly doubling the size of the hole and demonstrating that Arches is a living park with features that constantly change.

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