Arches National Park Skyline Arch

Skyline Arch This area is one of the most popular play stops for many visitors of Arches National Park. It is an easy hike to the arch and although it is a difficult scramble to get up and under the arch, it is a great place to experience one of these spectacular arches up close. It also offers some wonderful views of Arches National Park. As a testament that these large rock formations can quickly change, in 1940 a large chunk of rock fell from this arch instantly doubling the size of its opening!

Interesting Point

This Arch is the only arch that sits on the skyline which is why it was named Skyline and because of its positioning, it can be viewed from many parts of the park.


Your pets are not allowed on this trail so please leave them in a safe place!

Start Point

parking area.


0.4 mile (0.6 km) round trip. Approximate time: 10 to 20 minutes.

Trail Description

A short hike on a flat, well-defined trail.

When winter finds you in the Southern Hemisphere in pursuit of warmer temps and rising trout and summer lures you into...
Price subject to change | Available through
December's Featured Park
Zion National Park, a place home to the Narrows, Canyon Overlook, Emerald Pools, a petrified forest, a desert swamp, springs and waterfalls, hanging gardens, wildflowers, wildlife and more!
December's Animal
The bighorn sheep is the mammalian symbol of Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Colorado's official animal. Colorado is home to the largest population of the species anywhere. The animals are five to six feet long with a tail three to six inches in length.