The Grand Circle, Moab

Mesa Arch

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Mesa Arch is a stunning natural arch located in the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park. It's a must destination for photographers and hikers – to witness the breathtaking sunrise light up the arch and the surrounding landscape. The arch is perched on the edge of a cliff, and the view through the arch frames the dramatic canyon vistas, making it a must-see for anyone visiting Canyonlands National Park.

To reach Mesa Arch, you can take a short, easy hike that is less than a mile round trip. The trail winds through sandstone fins and offers stunning views of the surrounding canyons. At the end of the trail, you are rewarded with a spectacular view of the sun rising over the arch and the canyon below. The arch itself is only about 50 feet wide and 30 feet high, but it's the incredible view that makes it one of the most popular spots in Canyonlands National Park.