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Sand Dune Arch, Arches NP

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Highlights:

A short hike to a unique Arch sandwiched between narrow walls
Near:Moab, UT
Scenery:
Distance:0.4 miles round trip
Elevation Gain:130 ft
Hike Time:0.5 hours
Difficulty:Easy
Trail Condition:Well maintained trail
HikeType:Out and Back



Summary: This Arch is a favorite with kids. The arch is nestled between two walls creating a cool atmosphere even on hot days. Deep sand makes for a great play area and the arch is climeable. Many visitors take their shoes off and walk barefoot in the sand.
Trailhead: Arches NP is 5 miles north of Moab on highway 191. Maps and brochures are available at the park entrance. Sand Dune Arch is about 17 miles into the park. Parking is roadside only. Care should be taken of traffic along the road. (Lat:38.76456 Lon:-109.58359)
Trail Guides for Sand Dune Arch, Arches NP:
Exploring Canyonlands and Arches National Parks
by Bill Schneider (Falcon Guide)

Best Seasons: Year-Round
User Groups: Hikers,
Ranger Contact: Arches NP, PO Box 907, Moab, Utah, 84532-0907, 435-719-2299
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Don Evans, who has posted  31 other hikes on this site
Trail Reviews  Submit your own review
Reviewed by jks on 3/25/2007
One of the best hikes at Arches for small kids. Bring some sand toys as the sand is better than almost any beach. Short hike, but perfect for the family.


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