Mesa Arch - Sunrise

Why I love it this is a fabulous sunrise location where you get both an arch and big canyon views. It’s the MOST POPULAR sunrise location in the entire area for a good reason. There are usually 5-20 photographers lined up right at the arch for sunrise. With that being said, we can avoid them by hiking up around the arch to get some cliff-side shots . After about 45 mins most of the photographers have the shot they were looking for and head out. The sunlight is still AMAZING and we no longer have the stress of the audience so we’ll get good pictures right at the arch.

Avoid this area if you’re already camera shy! It’s a small, tight area with tons of photographers all vying for the same spot to grab the arch at sunrise. Also, if waking up super early isn’t something you love to do this location is at least an hour from Moab!