Dark Angel

MODERATE 35 reviews
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Dark Angel is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Moab, Utah that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 4.7 miles Elevation Gain: 721 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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The Dark Angel is a 150-foot sandstone tower sitting half a mile to the northwest of Double O Arch, and the western end of the Primitive Loop Trail. The trail begins at the Devils Garden parking area, at the end of the main access road in Arches National Park.

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1 month ago

This was worth it to get away from the crowds and see out the other side of the park. Very cool! I’m glad we did the whole trail to this point.

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2 months ago

Did it as part of the Devil's Garden loop, just a short side trail. It is a must when doing the loop.

5 months ago

awesome hike

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8 months ago

Go see it if you go that far, but don't miss the arches! I would also suggest making the whole loop if you already go that far...

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10 months ago

We hit the trail at 8:30 AM in mid/late August, not to hot. Great hike with beautiful scenery. Bring lots of water and sunscreen. Did this as part of Double O, should have done the entire primitive loop, next year!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

I went to this but part of the loop. it would be pointless to go all that way withoit seeing all of the other sights along the way. By the way, fun fact: this was originally called the "Devil's D@*k"

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

I've been wanting to do this hike for a long time, and it was so worth it!

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Absolutely beautiful! I’m pretty out of shape and it didn’t kill me. Just don’t forget sunscreen!

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

amazing. 8 arches along the way. early morning hikes pAst landscape = all alone on the trail. saw a bobcat on the way back on the primitive trail just before midnight. awesome, awesome hike.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Completed this one as part of a larger hike also going to Double O, Navajo, and Dark Angel. Crowds clear significantly after Landscape Arch.

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Monday, September 05, 2016

Cool trail. Used this to see Double O Arch. Highly recommend!

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Fun hike! Moderate intensity and may involve some route finding.

Friday, August 05, 2016

beautiful... Desert = vitality.

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Sunday, February 28, 2016

this is a great little offshoot to the devils garden primitive loop.

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Thursday, July 09, 2015

Worth taking this side trail while doing the Devil's Garden.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

WOW! This hike was pretty hard. There is a section of it that is climbing over boulders and rocks. However, the view is amazing and the Double O Arch is pretty cool. We did not get all the way to Dark Angel, but we did get as far as the Double O Arch; if I ever go back I am going to go all the way!!!

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

This trail is an .5 mile extension of the the Double Arch trail and is less busy because most people stop at Double O Arch. It's worth the short amount of time it takes hike the easy trail to Dark Angel.

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