Broken Arch Trail

Arches National Park, Utah

Elevation Gain490ft
Trailhead Elevation5,198ft
Elevation Min/Max5134/5284ft
Elevation Start/End5198/5198ft

Broken Arch Trail

Broken Arch Trail is a hiking trail in Grand County, Utah. It is within Arches National Park. It is 1.3 miles long and begins at 5,198 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 490 feet. Juniper Basic and another parking are near the trailhead. There are also restroom and drinking water. The Broken Arch attraction can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Tapestry Arch Trail.

Broken Arch Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"A short loop trail through a big arch. The trail goes through sand dunes and slickrock on its way to Broken Arch. In places the trail isn’t well defined, but well-placed cairns make it easy to follow all the way. The trail goes right through Broken Arch—a nice place to take a break and study a great piece of nature’s art."

Broken Arch Trail Reviews

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An interesting trail with varied views and landscapes. Solitude can be found on some of the side trails leading to other arches. The trail goes right through the broken arch, which could be a barrier for some. Hiking clockwise involves a short steep slide down the slickrock, while hiking clockwise involves climbing the same pitch. I saw some casual hikers going counter-clockwise forced to turn around at this point.
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If you stay at the campground, a good one to let the kids explore while supper is cooking.

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Arches National Park
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Oct 2018