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This hike was amazing, but be warned: if you have a fear of heights (at least when it comes to places you could be seriously hurt if you fell), this hike could cause you to face your fears! Although it was really mentally challenging for me and I had to sit down/slide and crawl through 2 sections, it was a joy to see so many arches up close.

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2 days ago

Just a word of caution, we did not get to hike the trail. The map given at the visitor's center shows a "4WD" road that heads SW from Salt valley road. You'll pass it if you take the conventional way to the trailhead. We thought we could use this road and get a shorter hike from the SW side. We had a 4WD and we ended up stuck on rocks for over an hour. I do not recommend this direction unless you have a high clearance 4WD vehicle.

A great short hike just outside of Moab, UT. Appropriate for children and dogs as well.

Great family hike. Our 5year old and 11year Old both loved this.

Hiked this today. It’s one of my favorite hikes ever! It’s not easy but not too difficult. I loved climbing high up onto the rocks and the views take your breath away.
We followed the cairns to stay on trail. It would be easy to get lost if you don’t pay attention. We went clockwise and I’m glad that we did. The last couple of miles were sandy and got my heart going a little.
Don’t miss this hike and definitely make it to Dark Angel.

Great hike! I personally like wooded hikes better than desert hikes, but when in Utah, right!? Very hot (mid June) but we survived with the winds cooling us down, 3.5 liters of water each, and plenty of snacks! The arches are really beautiful and we especially loved the double o arches. Took us about 5.5 hours with breaks. Wear sunscreen!

Primitive part of the trail. Great. Let me tell you I’m in no way fit. Really. Not fit at all. Other reviews scared me, but the hardest part of the primitive trail is the last mile (maybe more or less) it’s all uphill & sandy to get out of the canyon and back to the regular trail. I’m a novice & the cairns were extremely easy to find. Definitely go clockwise, there was 1 or 2 steep slickrock drops that seem extremely hard going counter. Take your time, bring water, don’t let other reviews deter you. Oh and go early, I went 7:30-12:00 and the last bit was terrible in the heat.

This trail has a little bit of everything. Nice climb up the rocks out of the gate, then a descent into the valley only to climb out on the far side on thick sand. At the top of the sand you have a great view of the Marching Men. Then up more sand & into a bunch of fins only to look up & there's the arch. Great hike, even if it was pushing 100°. Very little shade, take more water than you think you'll need

Crazy wild ride!! Not a big heights fan. Loved the climb and scramble. A little nervous twice, but we made it and it was awesome!!

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4 days ago

Wow - it does say some scrambling on the description. Sadly I don’t do well with heights and it was crazy windy today. We did the majority of the high, I just couldn’t do the last bit. Views were great.

Nice canyonlands. Lovely terrain. Great views.

Great hike! Two tricky parts for our toddler and dog but it was worth the beautiful views

One of the best ways to see the overlooks at Canyonlands. The hike was not hard, but sometimes the carins are hard to see and follow. We did this one time at sunset and another time with kids and it was wonderful.

I loved Canyonlands and highly recommended this hike. I would say it's pretty easy but still bring water and the proper hiking shoes. Enjoy!

Great quick hike with exceptional views. The arch is great but hardly the only standout feature. I did it with my pup. She did great but a less agile dog might struggle with the scrambles.

A really easy trail with a few nice scrambles. Some false cairns may take you off the trail so just be sure you are keeping track of where you are going. Two liters of water is a must. This hike is a must do if you come to Arches. Beyond double o arch the amount of hikers decreases significantly.

Beautiful and relatively easy!! Great hike for anyone!!

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11 days ago

SO worth doing while you're in the Island in the Sky District. Sure, it can be busy, but that's because it's an easy, spectacular trail! It is at the south end of the mesa, so it's a different perspective than all of the other trails which give you views to the east or west.

Wonderful trail. Did this hike on 5/30.

Went Memorial Day weekend with a few friends, it was crowded but well worth the views! Enough to get a little sweat and heart rate up but not too difficult after a late night the day before!

Did this trail 5/31 or so. Great trail, pretty easy at first then a good interesting scramble up some cool fins. Once we reached the Double O arch the trail gets much less clearly marked and we ended up lost and in the desert. Granted we aren't the most expert hikers, but this is the only time that has ever happened to me. Still, great arches, beautiful views and had that not happened it would have been a lovely and mildly challenging hike once you hit the primitive trail.

The early bird gets the worm!

Easy trail with beautiful views.

Glad to have been wearing gripping shoes -- lots of scrambles up rocks. Beautiful views from the top and the graneries were cool to see.

Okay, so this trail is very pretty. You come to a spot where you can see Corona Arch across a ravine/canyon. It's pretty close at that point. So from this spot you have to climb up a large rock using a metal rope thing for support. I tried like 3 times but couldn't get my footing. We saw lots of other people doing it without any trouble, and my companion did it as well. But I want to warn people who might not have any experience climbing/scrambling that it can be challenging. So I didn't finish the trail, but it was worth doing anyway.

Several beautiful stops and detours for a nice meal break. The wilderness trail is great to avoid the crowds

Beautiful views of the canyon!

Hiked 5/27/18 around 5pm, fewer crowds as we hiked further along the trail. Half paved and half scramble-ish. Numerous beautiful views along the way, would rate as moderate towards the back end. Great spot to watch a sunset.

Beautiful trail.

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