Explore the most popular walking 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.

hiking
1 day ago

Awesome hike!. We had 2 dogs with us (on leash!!) who had a blast. The mix of sun, shade, rocks and sand kept it interesting for all. It is not hard but long enough to call a hike. The arch and canyons all around are breathtaking. We were done by noon and it was not hot.

hiking
1 day ago

Amazing trail with beautiful views of the canyon! Great for dogs with many opportunities to play in water!

Easy and short. Mostly sand trail

Easy short hike. Great views are worth it. We went early (8am) on a Saturday and was still very crowded. Best picture opportunities are in late afternoon

This was my favorite hike of my trip so far! I loved how you could get a permit and just explore. Not being tied down to a group tour was wonderful. My husband and I just took our time exploring the different crevices and canyons inside. Make sure to bring sunblock (there are some portions where you are hiking in the sun), some snacks, and plenty of water. The temperature inside is much cooler than I expected and was nice in the shade with the wind.

Excellent trail! Was a mix of sand trails and stone trails so lots of variety. We went clockwise so all of the good arches were on the front end. I’m not sure the best way to do it but was an excellent trail.

Lots of options to break off and explore different areas! lots of heights and gorgeous views. Bring tons of water

Easy. Gorgeous. Totally worth it.

Go early to get good light on the rocks.

Make sure you pay attention to your direction, easy to get turned around going in if there aren't crowds to follow.

If you want a challenge but a great reward than I suggest this hike! We got an early start, 630am, and ended around 1pm. It was a long one but we definitely made it a lot longer by finding own own paths and exploring as much as we could! This is breathtaking! I honestly felt like I was on Mars! It is a great challenge, especially the second half. If you’re afraid of heights then this might not be for you. Bring LOTS of water and sunscreen especially if you’re hiking in the hotter months. Bring lunch and snacks and find an awesome rock to sit on and gaze over. You will definitely be happy you did this trail!

rock climbing
3 days ago

Breathtaking! Felt like I was on another planet! It was a bit challenging. Getting there was the hardest part as it was misty uphill. Bring lots of water and wear good hiking shoes! Also, if you’re going during their hotter months I’d suggest getting an early start and it can get extremely hot out there!

Amazing trails with a ton to see! Very beautiful. I love how you can kind of just roam through the many different canyons.

One of the best "bang for your buck" hikes I've done due the to fact it's not very long or hard and the arch and scenery along the way is amazing!

such beautiful scenery, loved it!

hiking
4 days ago

Very easy, and so much beauty!

My favorite hike! It was beautiful and very shady. So interesting and the scrambling was a lot of fun

Good hike, good arch, heck of a good resting area under the arch

hiking
4 days ago

Well worth the trip up. This trial has little shade, there is some. Beautiful arch and scene.

Worth every painful step!

always a favorite! took my man here for his first time and he loved every minute! best mothers day of my life.

hiking
6 days ago

We went over National Park Week -- what a view! We towed our toddler in a toddler backpack the whole way and we're glad we did! There's a pretty steep trail right before you get to Delicate Arch, that would worry me to have my toddler running loose there. Lots of rocks, be sure to have plenty of water and snacks on you and be sure to apply lots of sunscreen as there's not really any shaded areas. Go as early as you can as the trail will be congested (not to mention the parking lot) by 11am for sure. We made it a point to get there first and we were on the trail at 9:30 and already fighting for a parking spot.

Second time in the Furnace and we decided to start at the bottom and work our way up!
Took us some time to figure it out-but that is what makes it so much fun! We did a lot of scrambling and once we were in-completely by ourselves!

Get your permit early! We went on Friday and had to wait until Sunday.. Not a big deal because our time was flexible.

Beautiful and well worth the effort but fully exposed to the sun. We got up early and were hiking by 7:15 am and it was nice and cool. The trail along the rock wall was easy and should not be a concern to anyone, it is very nicely cut sloped into the wall giving a greater sense of security, those going up and down can easily pass each other. The hike up took 45 min at an easy pace.

The view of the arch was great !!

walking
7 days ago

Let me assist with the directions after my experience today:
Mile marker 141. Drive in over the Railroad tracks and follow the road to the right. Second large parking lot. Park there for Dinosaur tracks. When done continue down that road and park and walk a mile to the dinosaur bones. Don’t drive in the deep sand unless your car/truck can handle it or get stuck.

Both sites are worth seeing and good if you can to do something heading in or out of Moab. Bring water if you walk that sandy mile.

hiking
7 days ago

This is a nice, easy trail to start the day with. The slab gets the heart rate going but it's not a steep incline. The main advice I would give is to be aware that there are two routes you can take when you're within viewing distance of delicate arch. There is a section where you can traverse 200 feet of wall to get to the arch faster, which can be quite scary if you're afraid of heights . Or there is a way around the back which is a big paved ledge.

Perfect for little kids, lots of fun

hiking
7 days ago

Definitely was fun, wouldn’t recommend going on high wind days. I went on a high wind day and the wind almost knocked me off the side of the cliff, which was about a 50 foot drop.

hiking
7 days ago

Extremely beautiful! It’s a short hike so it’s great for younger children

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