Double Arch Trail

EASY 289 reviews
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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.

2 days ago

Great hike and very easy and accessible for all ages.

walking
8 days ago

This is an easy walk along a dirt path. 4 stars only because I'm not a fan of how they let people climb all over under the arches. I think it should be roped off. We saw so many people up on the rocks, it was impossible to get a photo without them in it. Very cool set of arches though, and will be back some day when there's less people.

hiking
10 days ago

Double Arch is one of my favorite arches for sure, the walk is super easy but usually pretty busy. A hike for everyone.

15 days ago

Short hike but beautiful arches

15 days ago

Amazing if you did a long hike the day before and looking for something quick and easy.

hiking
15 days ago

I have a really good memory of my daughter playing on these arches. Nice little hike for a nice spot.

hiking
23 days ago

Very easy and very cool. Worth the stop while you're here.

29 days ago

awesome stuff. parking is the only downside

hiking
1 month ago

Another extremely easy walk but wonderful views of the arches and surrounding area. Quite crowded and hard to find a parking spot at the trailhead

hiking
1 month ago

Super easy walk to the arch. It was pretty busy but absolutely beautiful!

hiking
1 month ago

Simple trail that takes you to the base of this amazing double pothole arch. You can see other arches to your side and amazing nature. Do this and then go up to the Windows so you can walk downhill to your car.

1 month ago

Easy, busy, but super cool

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Very easy, very short and very busy, but totally worth doing if in the park.

1 month ago

Double arches look awesome!

hiking
1 month ago

A very short trail up to Double Arch. There's nothing interesting about the trail itself, but the arches themselves are very cool, and the rocks underneath can be fun to climb around on.

2 months ago

Go early to get good light on the rocks.

hiking
2 months ago

Very easy, and so much beauty!

hiking
2 months ago

Extremely beautiful! It’s a short hike so it’s great for younger children

2 months ago

Amazing rock formation! Fun to climb around below the Arches.

hiking
2 months ago

We must have caught this one at a good time later in the day. There were a handful of people, definitely not crowed. The view from the road is great but a short jaunt over and the views close up are worth the easy walk underneath these arches.

hiking
2 months ago

A bit crowded due to the ease of the trail, but good for quick, easy views of Arches

hiking
2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

Easy jaunt from the roadway parking near the Windows section of the park. Good concentration of arches that are highly accessible. The volume of people corresponded with the ease, so maybe hit this one late in the day before leaving the park to avoid crowds.

3 months ago

Beautiful and busy

3 months ago

Beautiful

3 months ago

Beautiful and easy

hiking
3 months 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
3 months 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
4 months ago

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

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