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Balanced Rock, UT

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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance Round Trip 0.4 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,042 feet
Elevation Gain 20 feet
Accumulated Gain 28 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 0.54
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18  2015-01-16
Devil's Garden - Primitive Loop - Arches NP
7  2014-12-27 Lucyan
4  2014-09-27 AZWanderingBear
2  2014-07-26 leonesiegel
5  2014-06-05 Stoic
1  2014-05-25 trailzrus
5  2011-12-27 desertgirl
Author HAZ_Hikebot
author avatar Guides 16,882
Routes 16,052
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Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
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Sun  6:01am - 6:24pm
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    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Balanced Rock
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    We started wtih Delicate Arch & the Devil's Garden Primitive Loop & then drove around hitting a variety of other areas. The stops were fairly quick and we did some short hiking. It was a good way to end our day in Arches. Our plan is the Islands District in Canyonlands the next day.
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    April 28th hikes
    Our first day in Arches Nat'l Mon. we did a short hike at Park Avenue.

    A hike to North, South, Turret and Double Arch. Between Turret and Double the rain turned to hail with 50 to 60 mph winds. The pea sized hail being driven horizontally against the face felt like being scrubbed with course sandpaper. It hurt.

    A short hike around Balanced rock.

    And another to Tunnel Arch and Pine Tree Arch. Bad weather forced us to turn back before reaching Landscape Arch.
    Balanced Rock
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    Storms were on the horizon and the day was getting shorter. The feet were getting tired and the thirst was there. But still needed to see just one more thing.

    Balanced Rock was close, and quick and short. Took a few happy snaps and walked the short trail to watch a thunderstorm over towards Moab. Pretty way to end the hiking day.

    Saddled up and drove back into town to Pasta Jays for brews/wine and killer Italian.

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    Arches National Park
    Vehicles: $10 (Good for 7 days) Fee Information

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