Arches National Park

Arches National Park

Trails in Arches

Balanced Rock Loop Trail

This easy trail leads less than a half mile around Balanced Rock, a large sandstone boulder on a narrow pedestal. It begins in the Balanced Rock parking area and leads southeastward to a fork. This fork is the beginning and end of the loop. Follow either side of the ...

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Broken Arch Trail

This easy hiking trail can be accessed from Sand Dun Arch parking area or Devils Garden campground. If beginning at the campground you'll find the trailhead across from campsite number 40. If beginning from Sand Dune Arch parking area follow the trail to Sand Dune Arch. It then turns ...

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Delicate Arch Trail

The trail leading to Delicate Arch is definitely one of the most strenuous in the park. It begins at the Wolfe Ranch parking area and climbs approximately 500 feet in one and a half miles to a basin that contains Delicate Arch. The first half mile of this route ...

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Delicate Arch Viewpoint Trail

The route to Delicate Arch Viewpoint is a wheelchair accessible 500-foot long path. It leads from the end of Wolfe Ranch Road to an excellent viewpoint south of the arch. From the end of the graded hiking trail a more primitive route leads northward to the rim of a ...

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Desert Nature Trail

This short trail lies beside the Arches Visitor Center at the main entrance to the park. The trail winds through plant communities common in the park along a .2 mile loop. An interpretive brochure, available at the trailhead, provides information about plants adaptations to the extreme weather of the ...

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Devils Garden Primitive Loop

Longest of the maintained trails in the park, the Devils Garden Trail leads to eight awe-inspiring arches. Expect narrow ledges with rocky surface hiking and scrambling on slickrock. Not recommended when rock is wet or snowy. Trail guide available at ...

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Double Arch Trail

This easy route lies in the Windows District of Arches National Park. It follows a sand-covered path to the base of Double Arch, two large rock spans connected at one end. The trail is one half mile round-trip with little elevation gain. Arches National Park, P.O. Box 907 , Moab, ...

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Double O Arch Trail

The trail to Double O Arch begins from the Devils Garden Trailhead and leads two miles to the arch. It passes spur trails to Tunnel Arch, Pine Tree Arch, Landscape Arch, Navajo Arch and Partition Arch en route to Double O. Beyond the Landscape Arch spur the trail becomes ...

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Landscape Arch Trail

This track begins from the Devils Garden Trailhead and leads one mile northward to Landscape Arch. It follows a relatively flat, gravel-covered path to a large arch, which spans more than a football field. En route to Landscape Arch the trail passes spur trails to Tunnel and Pine Tree ...

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Lower Courthouse Wash Trail

Location: In the southwestern corner of Arches National Park Length: 5 miles oneway Elevation: -100 feet Time to Allow: 3 hours Season: Year round Courthouse Wash is a short, but very pretty canyon near the entrance to Arches National Park. You won?t see any arches in Courthouse but it is, nevertheless, a ...

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Lower Salt Wash Trail

Location: Along the eastern side of Arches National Park Length: 13.5 mile roundtrip Elevation: 300 feet Time to Allow: 6 to 8 hours Season: Year round The lower portion of the Salt Wash is a tough, hot demanding hike from Wolfe Ranch to the Colorado River at the edge of the park. ...

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Park Avenue Trail

Park Avenue Trail leads through a canyon lined with formations in the Entrada sandstone resembling skyscrapers. The route begins at Park Avenue Viewpoint along the park road. From this point it descends into a canyon lined with Navajo Sandstone. The trail follows the wash as it cuts to Courthouse ...

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Primitive Loop from Double O to Landscape Arch

Location: In the Devils Garden area of Arches National Park Difficulty: Difficult Length: 2.2 miles oneway Time to Allow: 1 to 1-1/2 hours Season: Year round There are two ways to return to the trailhead from Double O Arch. You can simply retrace your steps to the trailhead (2 miles) or follow a ...

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Sand Dune Arch Trail

This route leads less than one half mile from the main park road to Sand Dune Arch. A parking area lies near mile marker 16 and provides a turn out for hikers. The trail leads eastward from the road through deep sand to the arch, which is surrounded by sandstone ...

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Skyline Arch Trail

This short, easy hike to a large arch begins on the main road at Skyline Arch parking area. It leads one half mile round trip to Skyline Arch. The trek takes approximately 10 to 20 minutes along a flat, well-defined trail. On a cold November night in 1940, a ...

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