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.

pretty epic trail, lots of physical parts to navigate which always makes it fun.......signs are scarce especially leaving Double O Arch to the park entrance......lots of footprints in all directions which makes for some "this or that way" moments, but so worth it.

hiking
10 hours ago

Our favorite hike in Arches. Need a permit. We felt like we had the place to ourselves!!! Lots of dead ends. Know your way. Beautiful views, hiking on fins and narrow passages. Loved this!!!

third hike of the day, the sun was getting hot, kids were getting tired and delicate arches parking was a mad house!. nice way to view delicate arches from a distance and I do mean from a distance.

easy hike, amazing rock formations but very crowded

on Delicate Arch Trail

3 days ago

This hike is well worth it when you get to the top but NOT an easy hike. Uphill much of the way but just take your time.

One of the most challenging hikes I’ve ever done but very worth it, and I would 100% do it again with the knowledge I have now.

After landscape arch you should have hiking boots to get through the first scramble area but it’s not going to be impossible without them. Getting to the double O, be aware you will be walking on two fins that are relatively flat but have steep drop offs, so be comfortable with that.
By far the MOST DIFFICULT area is about 3/4 way (clockwise) when you must scramble and really need to sit down and slide to get down a rock wall to make it to the rest of the trail. If you aren’t careful you could seriously injure yourself. Short nails and sturdy hiking boots are a MUST for a safe hike down.

Lastly, the primitive trail (as noted) is confusing and easy to stray from, so having a downloaded map via this app is very helpful.
P.S: Dark Angel was not worth the extra 0.5 for the sight itself, but it’s a nice addition to the entire hike.

Worth the effort and time, saw all 7 arches and got some great lighting. Wear boots, have a map and cut your nails.

Trail is easy as pie, no poles or even hiking boots required. Flat, quick out and back, lighting is best before noon for photos.

We did this as part of the Devils Garden full loop (7.2 mi) and it was a lovely portion of the hike. Challenging only briefly when scrambling to the trailhead past Landscape arch. Hiking boots are pretty clutch for the area. We only had one full day in the park and I’m very pleased that this was included in one of our hikes.

hiking
4 days ago

Steep incline for about 1/3 the round trip hike, flat 1/3 and steady decline for 1/3. I used poles which was helpful, but not necessary. I had already done 10 miles today and was reluctant to hike another 3 but boy...so worth it. We luckily and totally by chance ended up at the arch five minutes or so before sunset and the arch literally GLOWED. I almost cried because it was just so insanely beautiful...if you don’t do any other somewhat difficult trails in the park, do this one.

Wonderful trail and we did all of the arches. But coming down the Primitive Trail in a clockwise direction we hit two rock obstacles. We slid down the first but could not manage the 2nd one and so turned around as did many others. Be aware if you plan to do this that rock climbing skills would be useful

Lovely little walk to the landscape arch. This is also the trailhead for devil's garden primitive loop. This section is super accessible to anyone with a few slopes. Work the walk.

By far my favorite hike. In the world. The terrain is always changing and it's so fun to find all the arches. The trail is hard to determine at points but look for the cairns and worn paths on the rock and you should be able to figure it out. There is some climbing involved. Absolutely beautiful trail though. Go early and pack enough water.

Hidden gem in Arches. We did this hike early in the morning, around 7 am. Totally worth it. Did not see another soul on the trail until on our way back out. Not very strenuous asides from some climbing right after Landscape arch. Make sure to follow the Cairns as the trail can be hard to find at times. If you crawl through the lower arch you can explore some area behind that arch that are beautiful! Probably my favorite hike I did in the park.

hiking
5 days ago

Great hike with amazing views at the end! I would say this is a strenuous hike due to the extreme incline hiking on sandstone for about 1/4-1/2 of a mile. There are some steep ledges towards the end of the hike so if you are scared of heights I’d hug the wall on this portion.

If you do the small trails off the loop the mileage will be more. We went clockwise and encountered a tough spot 3/4 of the way. A rope would make that easier for less agile folks. We had a great hike and loved it.

love this hike

Because it’s just before devils garden I feel that people skip over it, but I hiked this trail during the golden hour and everything was glowing while you walked across the flat and the views through the arch on all sides were amazing. Nothing terribly difficult but the trail continuing to tapestry arch is not marked vey well.

Very awesome trail. Did it around sun down. Watching the sunset from the ridge near the arches is par none

on Delicate Arch Trail

hiking
7 days ago

Great hike but quite hard for this 57 year old out of shape gal. I say just do it. I had to stop a lot on the way up-much steeper than I thought but the view of the Delicate Arch is well worth it. We went about 8:45 am and it was only 35 degrees when we started but it turned out to be a blessing because we were not overheated or overly thirsty. The trail goes along a cliff edge right at the end which was a little unnerving but I stayed close to the rock face and was fine. There were not very many people there so we were able to take lots of pics. This was one of my favorite hikes.

very lovely, beautiful fins to walk on!

Very fun and certainly worth the walk. Definitely clogged with people but understandably so

beautiful trail. very heavy traffic but worth checking out.

I did the primitive trail loop counter clockwise. Fantastic hike, go in the early morning to get the best light for pictures. Or sunset for Double O Arch from what I heard.

Short and sweet with amazing views. Check out the view of Turret Arch through the North Window at sunrise.

The drive up was incredible. This is your traditional hard-on-the-way-up, easy-on-the-way-down hike. BUT the arch is worth any discomfort. We were pushing pretty hard due to a time crunch and finished this in 1.25hrs. However, cost $30 to get into the park and I actually enjoyed the view at Corona Arch more, which was a free hike. Still cool if you dont mind paying!

hiking
8 days ago

Beautiful night hike to see the stars!! No problems getting up/down at night. There is a steeper rock portion going up where there’s not a clear path, but there’s so many people coming up/down that it was easy to find way. If night hiking, bring flashlight for sure! Arches is a no light park and the parking lot/surrounding area is completely black. Great for viewing stars! Just beautiful

Amazing scenery! Unique views the whole way.

Easy to get to in our Toyota Tundra even after recent rain. I think you could easily get to it in an all wheel drive vehicle if you go the conventional way. You for sure need a more high clearance 4WD vehicle to take the other road.
We LOVED this hike. We passed one other person on the way out.
We didn't have a problem following the trail, and the weather was perfect mid October.
I could see how this would be a hot hike on a sunny day, as there isn't much shade.
Will do this again for sure!

We said our vows under delicate Arch. it's one of our favorite places.

A must do hike in Moab!!!!

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