Devils Garden Loop Trail with 7 Arches

MODERATE 306 reviews
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Devils Garden Loop Trail with 7 Arches is a 7.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Thompson, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
7.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1492 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cave

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

off trail

no dogs

This is a wonderful hike that allows you to see up to six named arches. The main trail is well maintained, and wide. The first spur trail takes you to Tunnel Arch and Pine Tree Arch. The trail leads to Landscape Arch, which at 306' long is one of the largest natural spans in the world. After visiting Landscape Arch, you begin your only significant uphill climb of the trip. You will walk well below Wall Arch, then climb higher to spur trails to Navajo and Partition Arch. At this point retrace the main trail back to the trailhead or continue on for an additional 2 1/4 miles for views of Double Arch and Dark Angel.

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3 days ago

Nice hike, lots of arches to see. Not super difficult, but still you are in the desert so water is a must. Great spots to just hang out and take in the views.

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6 days ago

Began the trail around one pm. Busy first half, especially the first mile. Few people continued to Double O, but didn't see anyone on the second half on the primitive trail.

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17 days ago

Best to hike this trail early in the morning. The amount of arches throughout the loop keeps you motivated and intrigued. A bit of scavenger hunting for cairns makes the path fun as well. This is a MUST hike if you plan to spend the day in Arches.

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20 days ago

I loved this trail. So many changes in landscape. I would call this more on the difficult side. There are many narrow ledges and areas where I had to climb on the rock on my hands and knees, or slide down the rock to stay on the trail. It took about four hours, but I did stop and take pictures. Take lots of water very dry. Once you get past the first few arches the crowd thins out and makes the hike more pleasant.

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20 days ago

Superbe ballade, mais très fréquentée.

21 days ago

Go very early on a weekday or else. Can finally escape the crowds on the primitive trail but still encountered some groups of tourists positioning themselves prominently in the arches, one after one, getting their dozen Instagram poses a piece without interruption. I am a patient person but I struggled here. It is an unspeakably beautiful place though and worth the frustration for a day.

21 days ago