Pets allowed
Allowed with Restrictions
Elevation Gain
221.00 ft (67.36 m)
Trail type
Loop
Distance
2.80 mi (4.51 km)
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The Sand Dune Arch is named for the deep sand that accumulates under and in front of the arch. This is a highly visited area and parking can be difficult.

From the parking area at Sand Dune Arch Trailhead, follow the trail up a sandy alcove until you reach the arch on the left. Return a short distance to a side trail that crosses open desert with a beautiful sandstone skyline. Follow the trail across the desert until you reach a sign that directs you left to the Devils Garden campground or right, to Broken Arch. Turn right and follow the well defined path to Broken Arch. The trail passes through Broken Arch and continues on the other side. Follow the trail until you see signs for Tapestry Arch. Once you reach the slick rock, you will see Tapestry Arch which is in front of a sandstone cliff formation.

Return back to the loop and turn right. This will lead you to the Devils Garden campground.  The trail exits on a paved road next to a campground toilet (seasonal running water).  Turn left on the paved road that feeds into a small loop road. Stay left of the loop and you will reach signage leading back into the desert. This section passes through some unique sandstone features until you complete the loop. Turn right on the trail to return to Sand Dune Arch and the parking area.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Fall

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

Park entrance fee

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Easy access.

Cons

High-traffic trail.

Trailhead Elevation

5,201.00 ft (1,585.26 m)

Highest point

5,268.00 ft (1,605.69 m)

Features

Geologically significant

Typically multi-day

No

Permit required

No

Location

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