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Arches in Utah not in Arches National Park

(Last Updated On: May 4, 2022)

An arch is a natural feature carved into soft rock by the wind. Since Utah has so much sandstone, and a fair amount of wind, our state is full of arches! Of course, we’ve written a Family Guide for Arches National Park, but you don’t have to be in Arches in order to visit an arch in Utah.

Sand Dune Arch (but not the one in Arches National Park).

As we have traveled throughout Utah, we have come across a lot of arches not in Arches National Park. It’s so fun to hike to an arch, and sometimes even walk right on top of it! Here are some other arches you can visit in Utah. Let us know in the comments if we missed your favorite.

* Sand Dune Arch near Kanab
* Johnson Canyon Arch in Snow Canyon State park
* Babylon Arch near Leeds
* Moonshine Arch in Vernal
* Dutchman Arch near Green River
Moonshine Arch in Vernal
* Grosvenor Arch by Kodachrome Basin State Park
* Metate Arch in Devil’s Garden (Grand Staircase)
* Diamond Fork Arch in Spanish Fork
* Wilson Arch near Moab
* Chinese Arch near Golden Spike National Historic Site
* Wind Cave in Logan
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Wind Cave in Logan
Corona Arch in Moab
Arches in Pioneer Park
Wildhorse Window near Goblin Valley
Arches Trail in Red Canyon
Cassidy Arch in Capitol Reef

(This is in another National Park, but still, one of our favorite arches.)

Wild Horse Window

And if you want to see a bunch of arches in one day, then you need to visit Arches National Park. Use our guide to help you plan your itinerary. This doesn’t even touch all of the natural bridges in Utah, which look like arches, but they are formed by water instead of wind. We probably need to write another list.

Cassidy Arch in Capitol Reef

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  • Cool list, I need to visit some of these that I’ve not been to. I think my favorite not listed here is the arch in Maple Canyon in Sanpete County. If you take the “Middle Fork” trail – there’s a map where the trail starts just after the pay station – it’s about 0.7 miles to the only arch in the world in sedimentary conglomerate rock.

    • We tried this hike when our boys were small, and didn’t finish. We need to go back and give it a try. Thanks for the info.