Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Video of Canyonland NP’s Mesa Arch

Perhaps one of the most beautiful views of the rugged West is the vista seen through Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park.

The arch stretches 50 feet atop a 500-foot high cliff overlooking a a valley and buttes of ancient red stones. Day hikers can see the view on the looping 0.5-mile Mesa Arch Trail.

To reach the trailhead, from the park’s Sky Visitor Center, drive 6.3 miles south. The parking lot is on the west/left side. Mesa Arch sits at the trail’s midpoint.

Here’s a video of the view through Mesa Arch:

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Several other great trails offer intersting sights at Canyonlands National Park.

Learn more about national park day hiking trails in my Best Sights to See at America’s National Parks guidebook.