Explore the most popular nature trips trails in Arches National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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

Really pretty. We did the whole loop counter clockwise took about 3 and a half hours.

2 days ago

first hike i did at arches, the slim rock wall was a sight to see, short hike and its one of the first trails you pass in the park its definitely worth a stop

2 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

2 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

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

3 days ago

It’s alright, as someone mentioned before it only gets you closer to view the arch. I think there is a trail that comes to the arch from the other side because we saw people walking around under it but it’s impossible to access it from this trail.

3 days ago

Amazing arches, definitely a must-see

Pretty cool; don’t think this hike is even close to 0.5 miles though, way less! It’s just a loop that cuts off of the Delicate Arch trail and the petroglyphs are awesome to see in person.

4 days ago

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

5 days ago

Great, short, easy hike with amazing views!

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.

not really a great view point, save your energy and time and do the real thing

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

7 days ago

Great medium-length hike of moderate intensity in Arches! The path was easy to follow and, except for one short stretch which required you to amble up some sand stone rocks through a ravine, it was fairly easy. I hiked this with my friend who was carrying her 2 year old in a backpack. We didn’t see other children on the trail because parts like what I just described would have been dangerous for them on their own. In a backpack, they’re fine! Beautiful views and you have a wonderful place to rest and have a snack in a sandy valley once you reach Double O Arch.

off road driving
9 days ago

The road to the whale is doable, but don't continue north unless you have a vehicle equipped for rock climbing. The signage on each end is terribly inadequate and needs to be fixed to reflect the conditions of the road. I had to be pulled out by a wrecker at the very north end of the trail near Salt Valley road when the steps got too high to clear.

This is not just a 4x4 trail and I needed to throw out a warning before someone else gets in over their head.

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.

11 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.

Great hike that is challenging but doable. As previously noted...start early. We started at 6:15 am and there was already a group at the first Arch. The number of people thinned out quickly after that as the trail picks up from a nice stroll to a bit of scrambling. We did it clockwise and finished in 4.5 hrs. We are both 67.

As long as you have clearance, this is an excellent alternative to the packed paved roads inside the park. Nice dinosaur tracks and ripples in the sandstone.

A fun trail and nice views. It’s a different way to enter Arches NP. The trail is rated as easy but there are a few spots where you can see where folks bottomed out and scraped the rocks.

If your new to 4 wheeling or plan on renting a 4x4 for the day out of Moab I would put this trail on your list for consideration.

Saw the sunset here. Very cool!

Got to the Arch at 7am on Labor Day and around 40 people were already there. Nice hike to visit this iconic arch.

The view through the little window was spectacular. Don’t miss it!

Climbed a little fin off to the side was fun.

A fun hike for this 59 year old. Some challenges but more fun than scary! So glad I did it!

What a great hike for a couple of 60 year olds! Went to Double O then turned back, and was not disappointed! Don’t skip Partition and Navajo. Some scrambling, hiking atop a fin (not for those with a fear of heights!), and opportunities to go down on all fives. Lol. Great experience for confidence building. Yes, I can do this!

Amazing hike! It was fun to see each of the unique arches and we finished the hike with the Primitive trail. Definitely start early and bring plenty of water (more than you would think). We didn’t find the side trail to the Dark Angel worth it with the heat. The primitive trail is a very unique trail climbing up and around large rocks, it kept us on our toes looking for the cairns.

Tougher hike than we expected. It was super windy when we hiked it and when we got to the arch we felt like we were going to blow over. This hike is an absolute MUST when visiting Arches NP!

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