Hiking Project Logo

The Sand Dune Arch Trail leads through deep sand to a secluded arch among sandstone fins.


Your Rating: Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add To-Do · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

0.1

Miles

0.2

KM

Unknown

5,271' 1,606 m

High

5,193' 1,583 m

Low

78' 24 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs No Dogs

To prevent further vandalism of rock walls already covered in deep graffiti, the off-trail area southeast of Sand Dune Arch is closed.

Description

From the Sand Dune Arch parking area, head northeast on the Broken Arch Access trail and almost immediately take the spur trail towards the east, heading towards the sandstone fins. Squeeze through the narrow slot canyon and arrive at the sandy base of this cute, stubby arch. The pocket housing the lonely arch is often shady, which is a welcome respite in the warm months. Kids enjoy playing in the sand here.

Do not proceed past the barricade south of the arch and ~definitely~ do not make more graffiti here.

Shared By:

Megan W

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 31 votes

#205

Overall
  4.3 from 31 votes
5 Star
48%
4 Star
32%
3 Star
16%
2 Star
3%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#28

in Utah

#205

Overall
3 Views Last Month
945 Since Mar 5, 2015
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

53%
20%
27%
0%
0%
0%

Photos

Sunset lights up the fins near Sand Dune Arch.
Mar 7, 2015 near Moab, UT
View from the trail.
Mar 25, 2023 near Moab, UT
Sand Dune Arch. Super family friendly and fun for all ages.
Mar 27, 2022 near Moab, UT
View from the trail.
Mar 25, 2023 near Moab, UT
Sand Dune Arch is named for the deep sand you'll walk through to get to and under it.
Apr 7, 2018 near Moab, UT
Sand Dune Arch
Mar 7, 2015 near Moab, UT

0 Comments

Weather


Current Trail Conditions

All Clear 23 days ago
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

Jul 24, 2023
Steve Glasenapp
Jul 18, 2023
Karen Blake
Loved it
Jul 13, 2023
Christa Finer
Super easy trail
Jun 29, 2023
Jey Lucero
Jun 22, 2023
Jan Laurens
Jun 21, 2023
Michelle Kuhlmann
May 21, 2023
George Vogel
May 19, 2023
Chris Laird
Welcome

Join the Community

Create your FREE account today!
Already have an account? Login to close this notice.

Get Started