Explore Utah - view hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Utah Map
VIEW FULL MAP

Very cool views, went mid morning... half the canyon was in the shadows. If it’s not too hot I would recommend afternoon, but expect the crowds to be insane.

Great hike. Lots of variety of arches. Lots of slickrock.

Go early. Do it COUNTER-clockwise.

super easy very short trail but a must do to get a close up of balanced rock

hiking
3 days ago

The short hike is suited for just about all ages and abilities. Very crowded (parking lot full) at sunrise but less crowded by mid-morning. I recommend going later in the morning because you can still get some great photos of the canyon through the arch without the crowds!

off road driving
3 days ago

Very cool trail to start with when visiting Moab.

hiking
4 days ago

there are other trails at the fork in the beginning that are worth doing as well, this was an amazing arch to see in person even at dusk, wanted to continue but the daylight gave out, will definitely do again to trek further

easy trail, but the views were amazing, get a nice 360 view from the top of the rock at the end

hiking
4 days ago

super easy trail but worth doing to see the arch, nice view aswell with the mountains far in the background

hiking
4 days ago

definitely a must do trail at arches, steep rock incline at one point but short, worth it at the end, go early went at sunrise coming down there was a flock of people coming up, petroglyphs are near the beginning of the trailhead

Beautiful hike. We started at 8:30 and there weren't too many people. By 10 there were people everywhere

off road driving
4 days ago

We went to visit Canyonlands and stopped at the visitors center because I was interested in some off road trails. The ranger suggested this trail, I have a stock 2010 4Runner, I would recommend a high clearance vehicle even though I can only remember maybe 3-4 spots that required good tire placement to keep your vehicle from bottoming out. Even though all the over looks in the park where awesome, nothing matched up to driving this trail. Family friendly (will be bumpy), took about 2 hours but you’ll want to give yourself more because your going to be stopping a lot. I would consider this an off the grid type trail so be prepared for anything.

Amazing trail, but strenuous. Saw many people with flip flops and unprepared for the hike. The hike is difficult but so worth it. Take breaks and drink water . A Bucket list must do

Such beautiful sand and rock walls

hiking
4 days ago

Amazing arches, definitely a must-see

hiking
4 days ago

Awesome for sunrise pics! It does get quite crowded with photographers so make sure you get there early to get a good spot viewing the arch and canyon below.

off road driving
5 days ago

If you really want to see Canyonlands and have a high clearance vehicle I definitely recommend this trail. Went with my girlfriend in my pro4x frontier. I want to make it clear I have no experience off road driving. I wanted an intro trail that I wouldn’t have to be rock crawling on or doing something that would potentially be harmful to my truck (I’m 2,300 miles from home). This trail was perfect. There are many conflicting reviews but if you want an amazing experience and can handle a little adrenaline, do not pass this up. I drove the Beartooth Highway a week ago and this trail ranks up there with it as one of the top highlights of our trip. There are a few rocky parts where my 9” ground clearance def helped but we also passed an old couple in a sedan coming up past the bad parts. Make sure you ask the ranger if there have been any washouts. No permit needed. Enjoy

hiking
6 days ago

Absolutely amazing! This was without a doubt the best hike in Arches, totally worth it!

Breathtaking views! So worth hiking into the canyon to get close to the hoodoos! Challenging hike if you’re not used to the altitude. Take plenty of water, and take breaks in the shade! Loved it!

Absolutely stunning landscape!!! It doesn’t get more beautiful than this. We went over Labor Day weekend as the sun was setting after hiking the narrows at Zion in the am and this was a true treat!!! Go!!!! Trails were a little more crowded than I like but sunset is definitely a great time to go and get amazing photos.

Gorgeous hike at Arches! We got to the trailhead around 7am and it was pretty packed, but definitely plenty of parking. There’s a giant rock to climb up so the elevation gain can be a kicker but it’s worth it. Great photo opportunity at the end but there will be tons of people in your pictures!

Didn’t get the chance to hike the whole loop since it was too late in the day, but what we did get to was beautiful. It’s located close to the campground where we stayed which was nice. It was well marked and had a gorgeous sunset.

Tour bus after tour bus. Not a bad walk out and back. Dogs enjoyed being able to go with us (otherwise we wouldn't have stopped). Looks like they are constructing new trail, unfortunately doesn't look wide enough to support amount of foot traffic this trail experiences. Watch out in the parking lot since it looked like a war for people to get a spot. Worth the walk to see the bend in the river though.

this is by far the best way to see delicate arch. well worth the moderate effort to see. great for sunset photos, but bring a flashlight or headlamp for the hike out, the trail nearest delicate arch is over rock and can be difficult to follow back in the dark

Beautiful hike that takes you under the hoodoos. Not too long or difficult, a must do in Bryce Canyon!

walking
9 days ago

Very easy short trail, but you wind around until you’re inside various sandy canyons! It is a perfect playground for kids - a giant sandbox. And it has beautiful lines and angles for those interested in photography.

Amazing hike with some absolutely stunning views of canyons/arches. So many contrasting colors. Bring lots of water as it’s hot and dry. Some technical spots that only those with proper shoes and fitness should attempt.

Great view. Big crowd, but still very good.

hiking
13 days ago

This hike is very popular, so be ready for lots of people to be around. It was stunning and well worth the climb. Bring hiking boots for the climb because a significant portion of the hike is on a semi-smooth rock face. If you are afraid of heights, there is a stretch at the end of the outward portion right before the arch that has a drop on one side and a wall on the other, but it is a fairly wide path enough for at least two people walking side by side and it is a pretty short distance. The view at the top is amazing.

hiking
13 days ago

Short hike (~1.2 mi round trip) for some spectacular views! Great photo opportunities and trail is dog friendly. I usually bring out-of-state visitors to Antelope Island and we do this trail - good hike for all ages and it is a perfect vista of the Great Salt Lake. I hit this trail this weekend and bugs were not a problem. Visibility was affected due to the haze from area forest fires.

I wouldn’t consider this a hike at all since it’s super short, but it was gorgeous and beautiful as hell. Definitely something to cross off the bucket list if you already haven’t. The view is amazing!

Load More