Looking Glass rock in Moab Ut

Looking Glass Arch in Moab, UT

Nestled in the beauty and grandeur of Utah’s red rock country, Looking Glass Arch stands as a silent sentinel rising from the desert floor, offering a glimpse into the natural artistry that has been millennia in the making.  

Located just steps from ULUM Moab, Looking Glass Arch, named for its natural window to the endless Southwest desert skies, beckons outdoor enthusiasts with its captivating beauty, unique charm, and promises of adventure.  

Experiencing Looking Glass Arch 

Looking Glass Arch Trail Hike 

The Looking Glass Rock Arch hike, less than a half-mile round trip, loops around the arch and has some opportunities for scrambling up to the window, where you’ll enjoy endless views of the desert and Canyonlands National Park beyond. As you hike, be sure to look up; you’ll be treated to a visual spectacle of climbers rappelling against towering red sandstone and vast desert skies. 

Climbing and Rappelling 

For adrenaline seekers, Looking Glass Arch offers thrilling rock climbing and rappelling adventures. Join a guided climbing adventure where you will ascend the arch to enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view from the summit. This experience culminates in a breathtaking 120-foot free-hanging rappel through the arch’s opening. Designed with safety and environmental respect in mind, this adventure comes with an experienced guide and all the gear you need. Participants will learn essential climbing and descending techniques, ensuring a memorable experience of one of the desert’s greatest rappels. 

Photography and Painting   

Looking Glass Arch’s natural beauty and surroundings present a paradise for photographers, painters, and nature lovers alike. Capture the arch bathed in the golden light of sunrise or sunset, or frame the stars through its grand opening for a truly spectacular night sky shot. Alternatively, join a complimentary painting class in ULUM Moab’s glass-walled lobby, where you will use acrylic paints to capture the arch on canvas—the perfect souvenir to take home with you after your stay. 

Dine with a View at ULUM Moab  

Start your day with a hearty breakfast and specialty espresso while gazing at sun-splashed Looking Glass Arch. In the evening, sip a refreshing cocktail or delight in dinner on the terraced patio as the sun sets directly behind the arch. Whether you dine al fresco on the patio or from the comfort of our floor-to-ceiling windowed dining area, you’ll be rewarded with a cotton candy-colored sky and unforgettable views. 

Embrace the Beauty of Looking Glass Arch 

Whether you’re trekking the short Looking Glass Arch trail, scaling its heights, or simply basking in its presence, you’ll be amazed by the majesty and magic of this iconic rock formation. Lace up your hiking boots, pack your camera, and set out on an adventure to Looking Glass Arch – a jewel in the crown of Utah’s natural wonders. 

View of Looking Glass Arch

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