The short loop leads us to the Mesa Arch, a narrow rock arch right on the edge of a steep cliff, where we enjoy a magnificent panorama.
We reach Mesa Arch on a predominantly sandy, partly rocky road through an almost desert-like landscape. The view through the arch, located on an exposed and rocky cliff is overwhelming. The panorama stretches from the rock towers Washer Woman Tower, Monster Tower and Airport Tower to the Colorado River across and the, sometimes snowy La Sal Mountains, in the distance.
The Mesa Arch is particularly impressive at sunrise. The rising sun shines through the rock arch and turns it beautifuly bright red.
Updated: January 06, 2016
Safety informationThe Mesa Arch is located on a steep cliff. There are no barriers here. Take children by the hand.
Tips, hints and links
Getting thereAt Canyonlands National Park, take Grand View Point Road southbound to the signposted parking lot of the Mesa Arch Trail at the roadside.
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For changing the range of view, push the arrows together.