Balanced Rock Trail (ANP)

  • Balanced Rock shining bright with star trails in Arches National Park.
  • Balanced Rock on a winter day in Arches National Park.
  • Night sky and Balanced Rock in Arches National Park.
  • Balanced Rock on a winter day in Arches National Park.

Hiking

Dogs No

0.3 (miles)

 Easy

Loop

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)

Utah

Arches

Balanced Rock in Arches National Park is a very easy loop hike the whole family is sure to enjoy. This ADA accessible trail leads to an amazing rock formation that is 128 ft. high and more than 50 ft. long. For the best photography opportunities hike this trail in the late afternoon. Devils Garden Campground in Arches National Park is located 18 miles from the park entrance and is open year-round.

History

Balanced Rock used to have a friend. However, "Chip-off-the-old-block" as it was known toppled in the winter of 1975/76.

Red Tape

Entrance and Camping Fees, Backcountry camping permits required
Contact: Arches National Park: PO Box 907 Moab, UT, 84532

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