Devils Garden Loop Trail with 7 Arches

MODERATE 375 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
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.

8 days ago

One of the best in USA!

26 days ago

Amazing views, tons of arches, and solid difficulty level. Did this in the winter and it was much less crowded than it seems to be in the summer.

There is a steep bit of slick rock on the northeast corner of the trail. I suggest doing the whole trail clockwise and sliding down on your butt for this section of you're struggling with it.

hiking
1 month ago

Only hiked about 2 miles (counterclockwise) due to time, but this is first on my list next time in Arches.

hiking
1 month ago

Epic trail. Backpacked thousands of miles and usually the signs warn of difficulty when there is no need. however, this trail is not difficult perse, but it definitely has some seriously sketchy parts to it. .. atleast in winter. trail would be much easier in summer... though hotter.

1 month ago

Gets busy quick

1 month ago

Hiked it clockwise in the snow. Make sure you have good hiking boots and snow traction as some steep parts are quite dicey.

hiking
1 month ago

Thankfully we took the the good folk's on All Trails advice and went counterclockwise. This direction is key in order to arrive at the bottom a steep smooth rockface, as it's much easier to boulder up the bluff than down. This obstacle was a quarter to a third of the the way around the loop, once over the top the traffic was heavy with people debating the descent and those who had turned around and those had had yet to realize what they were in for.

hiking
1 month ago

This was so much fun in the snow! If you want to do primitive trail in the winter, bring your crampons!

We hiked counterclockwise in the snow. Most cairns were knocked over or covered so it took a little deciphering to find the right way. A lot of trial and error. Do not do this if you’re scared of heights. You hike on fins and that gets a little spooky. Took about 5 hours in snow with a stop at Dark Angel.

This is THE BEST hike at Arches.

hiking
2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months 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.

hiking
2 months 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!

hiking
2 months 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.

hiking
2 months ago

My favorite hike in Arches National Park!

hiking
2 months ago

nature’s rocky playground

hiking
3 months ago

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

3 months ago

Great hike. Lots to see and explore. long hike, but not terribly difficult. I would start by going to to double O arch, and then hit primitive trail. Not the the other way around.

hiking
4 months 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.

4 months 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.

4 months 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.

4 months ago

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