Double Arch Trail

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Double Arch Trail is a 0.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Moab, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
0.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
32 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

scramble

no dogs

Short loop hike along a sandy path to massive and spectacular double arch rock formation. One of the most spectacular sights in Arches National Park, Double Arch displays two huge arches intertwined in what looks like a gyroscope. The relatively flat, sandy trail heads to the base of the two giant arch spans. The arch grows bigger and bigger the closer you get, and you can climb high inside to the far window to look west. The spans are massive and the arch shows signs of collapse as boulders are strewn about underneath. From the vantage point in the window of Double Arch, the Windows and Turret Arch appear quite distant. The Parade of Elephants is viewed to the east the rocks look just like a bunch of elephants on parade.

hiking
12 hours ago

Really simple walk up but can do a bit of bouldering/climbing

10 days ago

Beautiful and busy

15 days ago

Beautiful

17 days ago

Beautiful and easy

hiking
19 days ago

Did this back in February during the off-season. the weather ended up being pretty nice and since it was the offseason running into other people was a little more rare witch for us was great! This arch is one of my favorites the size of it will take your breath away! ❤️

hiking
26 days ago

Such a spectacular arch from such a short little hike. It was shady and perfect in the 5pm light. Kids loved it and we snagged an amazing family photo with hardly anyone else in the shot. How did that happen on such a crowded day at Arches National Park? We must be living right ;)

hiking
2 months ago

Easy but gorgeous. Go early to avoid crowds. If you're able, it's def worth trying some climbing.

hiking
2 months ago

The whole family loved this arch and hike! Great fun for the kids, fun photo ops for dad, and minimal danger for mom to worry about. Definitely worth your time. We went at noon, and the lighting was awesome. Probably one of the few arches where the lighting is as interesting at noon as it is at sunrise or sunset.

hiking
2 months ago

This is pretty cool! Our second time in a year, but this time in the snow. If you look to the formations to the left of the double arch, and use your imagination, it can look like a parade of elephants!
Went on Feb. 10, 2018

2 months ago

Short walk to view the arches up close, but you can see them from the road.

hiking
3 months ago

Take the 10 minutes to walk up under these two arches even though you can see it from the road. It is stunning up close.

3 months ago

Beautiful!

hiking
4 months ago

Easy open hike and beautiful views, can do multiple hikes on main arches road in a day

4 months ago

Nice with family.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice and Easy!

4 months ago

easy short walk! kids loved it!

5 months ago

Great for group pictures!

hiking
5 months ago

Really short hike with lots of people. Great scenery. The road construction in Arches right now means it's going to take a while to get there, so try to mellow out while you can.

hiking
5 months ago

Very easy hike. The Double Arch is incredible from below.

7 months ago

Short but great geology and close to windows so 100% worth doing both trails

7 months ago

great easy little trail up to the arches! go early

8 months ago

A cool trail over some fun obstacles. Easy hiking the whole way. The view at the end was cool.

hiking
9 months ago

amazing arch!

9 months ago

Easy walk and 100% worth it. The arches are great!

9 months ago

Fun hike to see beautiful arches. Quick and easy enough for any time of day.

hiking
9 months ago

Make sure to take the primitive trail on the way back. Watch out for crazy families climbing the interior of the double arch dome.

hiking
9 months ago

Short easy hike. Super crowded because it was so short and easy. Neat to see, worth it for the quick walk.

9 months ago

Great views! Really easy hike.

walking
10 months ago

Quick, albeit mobbed, ditty that yields great pics and a nice rest in the shade. Couple this with a jaunt over to The Windows (same parking area).

hiking
10 months ago

hot hot hot
but well worth the hike

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