Skyline Arch, Skyline Arch Trailhead, Arches National Park, Utah

Skyline Arch - 0.4 miles

Skyline Arch Trailhead

Skyline Arch is easily reached and well lit in the afternoon (GPS: N38 46.489 W109 35.463)

Skyline Arch is easily reached and well lit in the afternoon (GPS: N38 46.489 W109 35.463)

Round-Trip Length: 0.4 miles
Start-End Elevation: 5,138' - 5,160'
Elevation Change: +22' net elevation gain
Skill Level: Easy
Dogs Allowed: No
Bikes Allowed: No
Horses Allowed: No
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Skyline Arch - 0.4 Miles Round-Trip

Skyline Arch is easily reached on a flat sand and gravel trail. There's not much to the hike, but the arch itself is quite impressive and the vicinity is notably colorful and vibrant.

The distinctive arch can be seen from many places within the Park, and is an essential part of any Arches National Park photo collection.

A large boulder dropped from the arch's arc in 1940, essentially doubling the size of its opening. The arch is positioned in such a way that it's well lit most of the day.

The trail ends at the base of the arch, but many social trails lead from the main trail to nowhere in particular. Please be respectful of fragile desert life and cryptobiotic soil and stay on the well-defined trail.

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Key GPS Coordinates - DATUM WGS84

  • N38 46.320 W109 35.453 — Skyline Arch Trailhead
  • N38 46.482 W109 35.434 — Skyline Arch

Worth Noting

  • Skyline Arch can be seen from great distances within the Park, particularly the Salt Valley area.

  • Be courteous to others taking photographs; allow fellow visitors a clear view of the attractions.

Directions to Trailhead

The Skyline Arch Trailhead is located 16.9 miles north of the main Park Entrance Station on the east side of the road. Parking is limited.

Contact Information

Arches National Park
PO Box 907
Moab, Utah 84532-0907
Headquarters Phone: 435-719-2100
Fax: 435-719-2305
Phone: 435-719-2299 (recorded information)
Camping Reservation Line: 877-444-6777

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