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.

This hike is an easy hike. The only thing that makes it potentially difficult is the weather, as there isn’t much shade on the trail. Bring plenty of water. The trail had a few hills to walk up and down. Just past landscape arch on the way to Double O is a small scramble. You don’t need to scramble to get to Landscape arch, but the scramble up to Double O is a little fun and it’s maybe another 5 minute walk past Landscape. The top of the scramble offers some great views and if you are there in the mid day, you can get some shade up there. All in all this is a great hike. There are also vault toilets and water at the trail head.

Quick little loop.

extraordinary hiking that can be difficult under heavy heat: there are not many shadows ... water is essential ... see people with a small bottle of water, walk in swimsuit is just unthinkable and dangerous but we Have seen all this ... the trail itself is not complicated and the view of the arch is just magic and incredible ... go without hesitation but with a maximum of water, glasses and hat because I repeat there is no no or few shadows.

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2 days ago

Nice and easy, especially in the evening. Few bugs to contend with, but nothing too bad.

The trail itself was pretty boring, but the view at the end was amazing. I would definitely recommend at least wearing sneakers or boots and packing water for the best experience.

Very cool. Remember you are in a desert so bring lots of water. The entirety of the park is amazing.

What a beautiful trail! Gets hot so go early in the summer.

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3 days ago

Beautiful hike! Headed out on the trail a little after 7 in the morning to beat the heat. Still needed about 2 L of water for the trek, but I like to be super hydrated. Always concerns me to see families head up trails like these with only a liter of water between all of them- take plenty of water! Comfortable hiking shoes are highly recommended as well- lots of sandstone rocks to scramble over. Trail is divided up into three parts I would say- the gravel trail from the parking lot, the open sandstone slope up, and then the ledge to the “cereal bowl” and beautiful arch at the top. 50 minutes going up, 10 minute rest at the arch, 60 minutes back down (with a quick side trip to the petroglyphs included). Highly recommend!

We didn’t really take enough water on this 102 degree July 16 day, so my wife actually got dehydrated and shaky so she took a break and waited under some tree shade about 1 mile in. She decided to get up and set out on her own before we returned from the Arch and she ended up wandering off the trail and getting lost. Praise God for some folks who saw and heard her calling and helped her get back on the trail. Overall it’s an amazing hike and well worth the prize view at the end.

on Delicate Arch Trail

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3 days ago

Started the hike at 3pm when it was 102 degrees and just took my time and reached the arch around 4. I started with a few groups of people all of which turned back just before the slab. The best part of doing it in the heat of the day is I was totally alone at the top. Take plenty of water and wear proper clothing/footwear and you’ll be fine. I saw people in jeans and 12 ounce bottles of water

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no shade
3 days ago

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3 days ago

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rocky
4 days ago

The climb is quite heavy in the midday sun

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no shade
4 days ago

We did this at 2:30 in the afternoon. As you can imagine it was hot. It was easy until the big slab, then it was steep and still hot. Not to bad after that. The views are 360 degrees of awesome! Took about 2 hours round trip. Props to the lady who carried her 7 year old about a mile down the trail. I wouldn’t wear crocs, slides, flip flops, or Keens. Some of you are going to try and you’re wrong.

Started this hike at 4:45 AM with my 4 year old to beat the heat and the crowds and to get there in time for sunrise. Worth it.

Hiked it at night, probably not a good idea to eat a burrito from Gilberto’s on the way but it still wasn’t too bad. It was warm but from what I understand you will melt during the day. We were the only ones there which is also very different than daytime crowds.

Good hike. Easy. Prepare for heat

Worth getting out to see it

Nice easy trail

Love this hike. Its worth the difficulty. Try to hike early in the summer.

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no shade
5 days ago

Moderate skill at best. If you’re an experienced hiker and have good shoes you’re totally ok. If you’re in slippers and hiking with three years olds then this is a bad idea. We headed out at 630pm in the heat and made it back before 9, plenty of sunlight and still hot. The rock scramble is kinda fun and the ledge at the top is easy, not too narrow. What’s not easy is the hords of people, on the way up, standing in line for a picture, and on the way down. Not much you can do about it except know it’s there. They really shouldn’t allow people to bring small children up there, like permitting for Fiery furnace

Easy enough to do with my one year old on my back. Beautiful arch!! We did it from 8:00-9:30 am and it was really hot, I would recommend going even earlier.

We entered the park around 6am (on a Saturday), got to the parking lot around 6:30, and reached the turnaround point/arch by 7:10. There were some other folks on the way up, but not too many—however by the time we headed back to the car at 7:40 there were a lot more people, and the lot was full when we got back. To beat the heat and the people, I definitely recommend getting out there at the time we did (or earlier.)

Super cool place. I wouldn’t call it a hike though!

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no shade
10 days ago

All in all beautiful trail. Cant stress enough to anyone attempting the hike in the summer to bring atleast 2 liters of water. Had to hand out some of my water many times for unlucky/unprepared hikers!!!

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no shade
10 days ago

easy trail

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no shade
10 days ago

Rated as moderate, but I thought it was easy, and I am 64 y/o. It had about 1/2 mile of steeper, solid rock, but not that bad. It was 91 degrees, no shade. Zero wild flowers on July. The Delicate Arch was impressive. A "must do" hike when visiting Arches Ntl Park.

Another easy hike, but beautiful scenery. Go in the evening for nice pictures and to avoid some of the crowds.

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