Explore the most popular trail running 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.

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

walking
2 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.

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

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.

hiking
8 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.

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

Climbed a little fin off to the side was fun.

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!

Great hike to see the sunset on the Delicate Arch. The hike is moderate to difficult due to climb. Pretty wide paths when you are not on the rocks. Loved listening to the “aha” and “OMG” when folks got first glimpse of the arch.

Easy hike, so gorgeous!

hiking
17 days ago

Even though short in distance, take water. Some parts might concern people with fears of heights (like me) but the Arch is spectacular and the symbol of Utah. Gradients are gentle. Take water.

The end of the hike was beautiful. We went around noon in the end of August and it was really hot. If I could do it again I’d arrive early morning or late afternoon. Definitely worth seeing!

Make sure you bring water

hiking
18 days ago

We did this hike with our 4 and 9 year olds. It was a pretty easy hike in terms of the terrain, but the steep climb was tough for them (despite hiking in the mountains frequently). The sign says to bring 2L of water per person, and we definitely needed it! There’s not many shady spots to get out of the sun, so lots of sunscreen too. The hike was well worth it for the amazing view!!

Really awesome hike, we did this with the primitive loops! About half way through the hike, be prepared to scale down or up a wall depending on which way you are coming from.

hiking
18 days ago

One of my favorite places to visit. The views are spectacular. Only downside is the amount of people. Must see at sunset.

Don't let the short distance fool you. I saw lots of struggling kids and cranky parents as they scaled the steepest part in the middle up the rock. Took me 1.5 hrs with a brief break at the arch. Allow more time if you want a pic under the arch as there are tons of people and a long line...

Utah's iconic arch. I hiked this mid day and it was very hot. Either hike early or bring plenty of water.

hiking
24 days ago

Amazing. The trail is easy with a steady incline all the way to the arch. Avoid a sunset visit as there are many people.

spectacular!

A great Hike. Like others say, start early.....we started at 8am but 7am would have been even better as if you plan to do Primative loop as we did then the last 45 minutes back to the Landscape Arch (assuming a clockwise loop) could be a little punishing if not adequately prepared on a hot day.
The Arches are all fantastic in their own way and quite unique. We enjoyed a treat of mother and young deer feeding at Landscape Arch which was great. If you choose to take the Primative loop and assuming it is dry then there is nothing too difficult although if in doubt spot the cairns (rock piles) which indicate the way. Also around Double O arch of you wish to find the Primative loop (again clockwise) then pass through the arch and pass around the fin to find the trail. That was the most difficult part of the trail to stay on. We took just over 4 hours with 2 children (15and12. Very rewarding hike. Primative Loop only has one arch (Private Arch) which is beautiful but for the less confident then just turn back after Double O arch would be my suggestion.

Great views but bring plenty of water if you plan on hiking into the afternoon. Start early if you want to avoid the heat.

great hike, doesn't feel very long, lots of steps!

easy hike, go in morning to avoid the heat and bring 2 liters water

Crowded but epic

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