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Arches National Park in eastern Utah, is a highlight of any trip to the Southwest. The bright red rock against the deep blue sky will help even the most amateur photographer take stunning photographs. This site features more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches, including the Delicate Arch. In a desert climate millions of years of erosion have led to these structures, while the ground has life-sustaining soil crust and potholes. Other geologic formations are stone columns, spires, fins, and towers. Located near Moab, Utah, it is also a haven for adventure travel and adrenaline junkies. Compared to other National Parks in the region, the highlights can be seen within a day or two. If you are short on time, you can drive past many scenic points to snap a quick picture. With more time, make sure to hike to Delecate Arch (the iconic arch on the Utah license plates), and if you are feeling adventurous (and energetic), try a hike through Devil's Garden. Along this hike you will see such wonders as Tunnel Arch, Pine Tree Arch, Landscape Arch, Partition Arch, Navajo Arch, Wall Arch (which recently fell), Double O Arch, and Dark Angel.

Really nice and pretty trail. Not very heavily trafficked and there is shaded bits unlike most hike in the park.

Really awesome hike. You see your fair share of arches, all which are unique and pretty. The trail isn't very difficult except maybe at times, but relatively flat and super fun. Plenty of rocks to climb to get to cool viewpoints

I'd give 3.5 stars if I could. It's a really pretty hike that follows a relatively slow creek, but the arch at the end is awesome, it's longer than most arches we saw in the park. Fun trail

hiking
2 days ago

You have to see it, but since everyone has this same opinion, it'll be crowded.

I did this to prove to my family and friends that these natural wonders can still be seen with an air-conditioned car and your favorite flip flops. No hiking required.

Mostly paved path, which makes it quite easy. Get there early to avoid the crowds. The real magic begins when you continue on to the Devils Garden Loop.

This trail is accessed via the Landscape Arch trail. The most beautiful pics of the Double O Arch are achieved from the back side, creating a window effect. The additional arches along the route are interesting, but can be passed if you're short on time. There is more shade than I anticipated, which was welcome on a 100+ degree day. Be sure to do the primitive trail; well worth the additional mile-plus! Just keep your eyes peeled for the stacked rock markers... I may have gotten lost once or twice, along with the unfortunate folks who followed me.

Very Hot at the time of our hike, but well worth it.
Able to climb all over the rocks. Great photo ops.

hot hot hot
but well worth the hike

hiking
3 days ago

Massive arch that looks like it's falling down. Who knows how much longer it will be there.

Really fun hike... We saw a proposal on top of an arch during this hike.