When Is the Best Time
Fewer people in winter. Avoid peak tourist months in spring/summer, can also get extremely hot. The photographer crowds often leave shortly after sunrise.
Review and Tips
Just a short hike from the road, you will find Mesa arch. It is nice any time but magical in the morning and also at night with a full moon. The light reflects off the cliffs below and the underside of the arch turns orange. I like the winter best because the crowds are smaller. Make sure to bring a tripod and be prepared to have more photographers…but be patient they often leave shortly after sunrise…the best shots are once the sun has gotten a little higher.