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Best trails in Arches National Park

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Looking for a great trail in Arches National Park, Utah? AllTrails has 46 great hiking trails, mountain biking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 22 easy trails in Arches National Park ranging from 0.6 to 28.3 miles and from 4,094 to 5,482 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description
Arches National Park, located in the Moab region of eastern Utah, is a highlight of any trip to the Southwest, especially for families with children. The park is also a haven for adventure travel and adrenaline junkies. Compared to other National Parks in the region, the highlights can be seen within a day or two. The bright red rock against the deep blue sky is an iconic southwestern sight enjoyed by all ages. This National Park features 2,000 sandstone arches, the worlds highest concentration of natural sandstone arches, including the most famous arch in the park, Delicate arch. In a desert climate, millions of years of erosion have led to these structures, while the ground has life-sustaining soil crust and potholes. Other geologic formations are stone columns, spires, fins, and towers. If you are short on time, you can take the scenic drive past many viewpoints to snap a quick picture. With more time, make sure to to check out the various hiking trails the park has to offer. There are plenty of short hikes that are great for including the Delicate Arch Trail and Delicate Arch Viewpoint Trail (the iconic arch on the Utah license plates), the Park Avenue Trail, and trails in the windows section of the park such as Turret Arch Trail, Double Arch Trail or South Window Viewpoint. If you are feeling adventurous (and energetic), try the Devil's Garden Primitive Trail. Along this loop trail you will see such wonders as Tunnel Arch, Pine Tree Arch, Landscape Arch, Partition Arch, Navajo Arch, Double O Arch, and Dark Angel. Landscape arch is the largest arch on earth and should not be missed! Other notable features in the park include balanced rock, a large boulder that appears to be balancing 128 feet in the air and is a quick hike off of the road. Fiery Furnace, named such from the reddish glow at sunset that resembles a furnace is another great option. This ranger guided tour requires a permit from the visitor center. If you are hoping to avoid crowds, Broken arch is a less frequented spot in the park.
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Map of trails in Arches National Park
Park information
Acreage
76 acres
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mailing address
Arches National Park
PO Box 907
Moab, UT 84532
Contact
435-719-2299
Top trails (46)
#1 - Delicate Arch Trail
Arches National Park
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 13 m
Delicate Arch Trail is a short hike in Arches National Park to Utah's most recognizable natural arch. You will likely recognize the famous arch from the Utah license plates. The hike starts at the DeShow more
#2 - Devils Garden Loop Trail with 7 Arches
Arches National Park
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Length: 7.5 mi • Est. 3 h 44 m
This is a wonderful hike that allows you to see up to six natural arches. The main trail is well maintained, and wide. The first spur trail takes you to Tunnel Arch and Pine Tree Arch. The trail leaShow more
#3 - Double Arch Trail [CLOSED]
Arches National Park
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 14 m
This is a short loop hike along a sandy path to a massive and spectacular double arch rock formation.Show more
#4 - Fiery Furnace and Surprise Arch [CLOSED]
Arches National Park
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 59 m
A permit is required to hike in this area. It can be purchased for $6 at the Arches National Park Visitors Center. Buying several days in advance is suggested as this is an extremely popular trail.Show more
#5 - Windows Loop and Turret Arch Trail [CLOSED]
Arches National Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(494)
Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 29 m
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 WinShow more
#6 - Landscape Arch Trail [CLOSED]
Arches National Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(559)
Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 56 m
Two mile out and back easy trail over well-maintained path to huge spanning arch known as the Landscape Arch in Arches National Park.Show more
#7 - Park Avenue Trail [CLOSED]
Arches National Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(407)
Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 56 m
Short downhill hike near the Arches National Park Entrance with spectacular views of red rock fins and towers. Arches offers a landscape of contrasting colors, landforms and textures unlike any otherShow more
#8 - Balanced Rock Loop Trail [CLOSED]
Arches National Park
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Length: 0.3 mi • Est. 9 m
Short easy stroll to several interesting rock formations at the half way point down the Arches National Park main road. I climbed to the bottom of the rock 73ft easy climb Easy paved 0.3 mile loop wShow more
#9 - Wolfe Ranch and Petroglyph Trail [CLOSED]
Arches National Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(541)
Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 13 m
This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options.Show more
#10 - Double O Arch Trail [CLOSED]
Arches National Park
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 2 h 1 m
This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options.Show more
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