Arches National Park is an outdoor playground suited for the entire family. Scenic drives, short hikes, long hikes, backpacking trips and canyoneering adventures can all be found in Arches.
Here is one of the shortest and easiest hikes in Arches.
Sand Dune Arch
This was J-Man’s first hike at 6 weeks old. It’s a short trail to a hidden arch between sandstone fins. It is a sandy area, which is shaded most of the day making it a perfect destination for young ones.
Mileage: 0.4 (round trip)
Shaded most of the day
Lots of sand for tykes to play in
Bring lots of water. Even though Sand Dune Arch and the area around it is mostly shaded it will still be hot in the summer months. The only water available in the park is at the visitor center and the Devil’s Garden trailhead and campground.
30-40 minutes from Moab
How to get there -
Sand Dune Arch is in Arches National Park. From Moab it will take about 30-40 minutes. Leaving from Arches visitor center travel on the main park road passing Park Avenue, Balanced Rock, Delicate Arch and Fiery Furnace. The trailhead for Sand Dune Arch will be on your right hand side and it shares the parking lot with the Broken Arch trailhead.
In need of a backpack carrier, jogging stroller, pack-n-play or any other items for your tykes? Rentals are available.
Have you been to Sand Dune Arch? What’s your favorite place in Arches?