Mesa Arch

Canyonlands National Park

A lone span, clinging to the canyon rim, Mesa Arch has greeted every sunrise for a millennium. Repeated cycles of freezing and thawing created this geological rarity as water seeped through cracks in the sandstone cliff.

These same freezing and thawing cycles will eventually lead to its collapse. (plaque at trailhead)

Can you spot the arch in the picture below?

This half mile loop does not disappoint. This has to be the most beautiful trail I have ever hiked!

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