Sand Dune Arch

Moab, UT
Length: 0.30 mi.
Type: Out & Back

About This Trail

[Total: 1    Average: 5/5]

Sand Dune Arch is a fantastic hike to a big rock arch at Arches National Park. The trail is super short, only 0.3 miles roundtrip. It’s mostly trudging through fine sand, but you also get to hike through a small slot canyon to get there. Once you get to the arch, there’s a wide, open space where kids can climb on some low rocks or simply sit in the sand and play. Depending on the time of day you’re there, you’ll probably be greeted with lots of shade too. The only time this trail might be a bummer is if it’s really windy. The wind can sometimes blow into faces and make for a somewhat miserable hike. The sand may also be hot in the summer.

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Trail Features

Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Spotty
Pet friendly No
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Natural Play Area, Shaded Hike, Viewpoint, Visitor Center, and Wildlife Viewing

Depending on the time of the day during your visit, this hike may have lots of shade.

The wide sandy area is a wonderful natural playground.

Arches National Park has a great visitor’s center.

If it’s windy, you may end up with sand blowing in your face. Something to consider when hiking with littles.

In the summer, the sand may be hot too.

Some visitors come to Sand Dune Arch for birdwatching.

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $30.00

There is a $30 per car fee to enter Arches National Park. There is a decent amount of parking at the trailhead.

Trail Contributor

[Total: 1    Average: 5/5]

Alex is an artist and graphic designer who runs her own little business from home while she’s momming it with her two school-aged boys. She’s a California native and transplant to the Salt Lake Valley where she’s completely fallen in love with living so close to the mountains. She loves hiking, camping, travel, soccer, photography and cooking. She geeks out over history, especially art history, loves getting lost in a great novel, and she started practicing taekwondo the year she turned 40. She’s also a Lifetime Girl Scout and she loves sharing her love for travel and the outdoors with her kids.


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