Windows Loop and Turret Arch Trail

EASY 59 reviews
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Windows Loop and Turret Arch Trail is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Moab, UT that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round.

1.2 miles 187 feet Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

A short hike to a lovely arch with great views. Turret Arch is a beautiful free standing arch in the Windows area of Arches NP. The views over the area are exceptional. Follow the trail to the Windows, bearing right at the first intersection, and near the top of the ridge, leave the trail and go cross country to the Arch. There is good climbing for the kids and by going through the Arch a great view through Turret to the North Window and beyond. Also good views of the Cove of Caves and the Parade of Elephants.

1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

Easy trail that climbs and loops to both windows. Meet the ranger just off the parking lot for a great guided tour. They talk about how the arches were formed and the plant life along the trails.

2 months ago

Good low and easy hike

hiking
2 months ago

Not as awe inspiring as other arches in the park, but amazing by any standard!

3 months ago

Worth the time, you get 3 great spot for the an relatively easy walk, most of this is paved if I can remember correctly. Gets extremely busy, like most places in this park go early or go late

4 months ago

It's easy hike, freaking hot but it was worth it, beautiful scenes to see, bring lots of water at least 2L. Por person I recommend the double wall containers 1L each

4 months ago

Kind of a crowded trail, but worth doing as you can get up close to the arches and can even walk behind them. The views are outstanding from here as well.

6 months ago

Crowded, but boy the views. Super easy, short walk. Bring lots of water!

6 months ago

Beautiful view, and a little tougher to reach than the nearby Windows - I mean like less than a football field away. Sit down, have a snack and enjoy it.

7 months ago

The arch itself is easily accessible and beautiful, but it does get very crowded.

hiking
8 months ago

This hike is easy and well-marked. The views of the Lasal Mountain Range are stunning this time of year. Being short and easy makes this trail very crowded however; especially by families with younger kids. There is also no real shade to speak of.

hiking
8 months ago

This hike is easy and well-marked. The views of the Lasal Mountain Range is stunning this time of year. Being short and easy makes this trail very crowded however. There is also no real shade to speak of.

walking
8 months ago

Like most of Arches NP this trail is very very crowded. Much of the trail is blocked by families trying to take pictures and scowl if you try to walk by them. While the views are great its hard to rate any higher due to the sheer number of people.

8 months ago

Nice easy trail to see the arches there

hiking
8 months ago

This short hike is doable for most anyone and gets you off the gravel paths. Good for kids since it is so short.

hiking
8 months ago

Short hike, great for kids, like all the Arches, spectacular. It is part of the window trail.

8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Pretty easy hike for the first half. Got lost at one point, so we had to climb down some pretty steep rocks and got ourselves back on the trail until we got lost again. A couple helped us out and showed up how to get around the pool of water. We were thankful for them. Not sure we would have figured it out. Second half of the hike was mostly uphill and through soft sand. It felt great to be out of the park :)

hiking
9 months ago

short easy hike that there is no reason no to check out if you are already out of the car for the windows