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
36 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.

walking
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hiking
2 days ago

hot hot hot
but well worth the hike

2 days ago

Really fun hike... We saw a proposal on top of an arch during this hike.

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hiking
6 days ago

Did this trail in the last 2 weeks with family and loved it. Even came back in the evening for some night shooting. Moonlight lit up the arches like daytime!

8 days ago

Nice easy trail

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17 days ago

This is a really simple walk unless you climb into the area under the arches. One of the best arches to see in the area, so I would highly recommend stopping here.

18 days ago

Super simple unless you're wanting to hike into the arch itself, then there is some rock crawling but nothing major. There is an area just about a half.me in that offers a great photo op and is probably accessible by wheelchair, power chair or assisted wheelchair. Beautiful view. Awesome!

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23 days ago

Easy walk, not a hike. Can get crowded, but beautiful to explore. Right across from turret and windows arches.

hiking
27 days ago

hiking
28 days ago

This is more of a walk than a hike. If you have the opportunity walk outside of the trail and explore around these arches. Also the prehistoric trail is awesome.