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Wilson Arch

The appeal of an amazing vacation destination frequently begins where options for outdoor fun and in-town entertainment collide. When you’re on the hunt for a destination that offers up just as much in the way of spectacular scenery as it does sensational dining, shopping, and events—there’s no place on the map quite like Moab, Utah. Whether you’re one for the hiking trails and mountain biking adventures or can’t wait to follow up on a sightseeing tour with a wine tasting, Moab makes it possible for travelers of all interests and preferences to enjoy an incredible stay. For those travelers that have made it their mission to cross off every iconic landmark on the list, a trip to Wilson Arch while you’re in town is an absolute must!

Enjoy the Breathtaking View at Wilson Arch

Once you’ve conquered the amazing scenery at both Canyonlands National Park and Arches National Park, taking on Wilson Arch only adds to the fun. This infamous landmark is sometimes also referred to as Wilson’s Arch and can be viewed from a vantage point along Highway 191. Keep your eyes peeled for a sign pointing to the pull-over section which is just about a mile past La Sal Junction. Here, viewers can safely park their vehicles, grab their cameras, and get ready to capture a sight that’s sure to inspire. Spanning 91 feet, Wilson Arch in Utah was named after area pioneer Joe Wilson and today continues to be one of the most important and perhaps well-known stops in Moab. Viewers thrill at the fact the arch reaches 46-feet up into the sky and on a clear blue day, makes for one fo the most memorable photographic moments you’ll likely ever encounter during your Moab travels.

Combining Sightseeing and Hiking

While the opportunity to view Wilson Arch from a distance is satisfying for many travelers, those that are looking for something more to enjoy will want to take the opportunity to head towards the uphill trail that leads from the road to the arch itself. Your sense of distance and depth is likely to be challenged once you reach the arch and have the chance to stare up at it from directly below! While some experienced climbers utilize Wilson Arch for rappelling, other visitors simply pack a picnic lunch and savor the view in the open-air.

Enjoy the Journey

Moab is a mesmerizing destination worth visiting any time of year and when you’re in town, be sure you’re partnered with Empty Spaces when it comes to booking just the right vacation rental. Reach out to our team today to reserve your home away from home in Moab!