Devils Garden Loop Trail with 7 Arches

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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
1072 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 natural 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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Fantastic place to explore with the kiddos - the views out by Double O Arch are incredible.

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15 days ago

Listed as one of the tougher hikes in Arches, I wanted the challenge... and really did not get one. I enjoyed the hike, but turned much of it into a trail run. Usually on difficult hikes, there are fewer people - this one was crazy busy, with people in regular shoes and such, not all "hiker types". I knocked out the trail, and enjoyed lunch on a rock off the trail, and did some yoga, in about 3 hours. I would do it again if at Arches, but I would opt to spend the time in Canyonlands at a more challenging trail.

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17 days ago

The best hike in Arches! Certainly gets to be a bit challenging beyond Dark Angel if you go clockwise with some fun rock scrambling and edging along rock fins, but nothing anyone beyond a novice hiker can't accomplish. If you have a fear of heights you may want to stop at Dark Angel, or try to go counter-clockwise which has most of the "scary" stuff uphill instead of downhill. Lots of great arches to see, and we had no trouble following the cairns on the primitive section beyond Dark Angel. The first 3 miles or so is easy with most of the arches, the last 3 are more fun however! Definitely recommend doing this when in Arches!

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17 days ago

What a beautiful hike! Great views, very diverse landscape. We went clockwise around the loop, plenty of rock piles to mark the trail, never got lost. Take plenty of water and a snack, it took us about 4.5 hours.

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20 days ago

My favorite hike in Arches National Park!

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21 days ago

nature’s rocky playground

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25 days ago

Favorite place in Arches. It’s like a giant jungle gym with lots of arches and rocks

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