Explore the most popular Wild Flowers 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.

There were portions of the trail that could be a little better marked. Otherwise it was a great hike. We hike in July, and be sure to take plenty of water.

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.

A wonderful hike made today with our 9 year old son. No major difficulties. I would advise however in wet weather because sometimes it is necessary to walk on the side of rocks. We lost several times the trail especially in the primitive trail but nothing too bad. Even if it is not long and there is little elevation this hike is difficult because it is really very hot. We started at 11:00 because there is no possibility to start earlier but finally I think we should have started later to have more shade and a nicer light. Many people at the beginning of the trail but we were alone on the primitive trail.

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.

Did this hike a couple days ago, in the middle of July. I was incorrectly expecting it to be more in the shade than it actually was so we started right at 11, got out around 4. I brought in two bottles of water and a large Gatorade and drank all of it, bring plenty of water. It felt as if most of the actual trail was very much in the sun, but we found shady spots to stop and recuperate. It got really taxing in the hot sun, and the rocks were REALLY hot to climb on which burned my hands, my husband was fine though since he mostly jumped around between boulders instead of sliding down them and climbing back up like myself. I would really suggest bringing a water bottle that can keep some water cold the whole time, listening to my ice bang around in my bottle kept me going when it was unbearably hot. We were able to secure permits for same day hiking, which we were told was rare, we only saw one other group the whole time. Got lost many times, its harder than you think to see the little trail arrows, so keep a close eye out. Not a hike for hiking sandals, you need GOOD sturdy shoes. All of this said, probably my favorite hike I've ever done, no boring switchbacks here. Definitely plan to do it again at a cooler time of year, or at least really early in the morning.

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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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4 days ago

The climb is quite heavy in the midday sun

Start at 7 am at the latest for this magnificent trail

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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.

We arrived at the park entrance at 5:30 and at 6 o'clock we were at the loop. We got without problems a parking lot directly in front of the entrance. We ran the loop clockwise. So early was hardly anyone on the way ... In clockwise direction you get past the whole beautiful Arches arches relatively quickly. From about 7:00 clock the light was great, too early it was not so spectacular, (for us as a mobile photographer). The second half of the loop you would have to climb a bit more, the view was just as breathtaking but until we arrived there the sun was so high that it was really hot. Take enough water, we consumed 2x 2.5 liters each. The loop was considered hard I would rather give it a moderate. For me it was a great trail with incredible views.

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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

The best hike I’ve ever done Came on a weekend and got a Saturday permit as the ranger tour was full. Hit the trail head at daybreak 7am, lucky we had cloud cover too. We were the only two people there the entire time as we fumbled through the furnace. It’s a challenge for sure, you don’t realize how much you really on trails, following the markers at times proved tricky but we found our way in just over 2 hours at a moderate pace. It felt like such an adventure, like we were passing a cub scouts test. Going to remember this always. The hike isn’t so much strenuous as it is tricky. Bouldering, climbing, scooting, etc, definitely for strong knees and ankles. Such an incredible experience!

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.

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