Double Arch Trail

EASY 205 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
29 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
5 days ago

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

hiking
7 days 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
13 days 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

17 days ago

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

hiking
1 month 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.

1 month ago

Beautiful!

hiking
2 months ago

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

2 months ago

Nice with family.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice and Easy!

2 months ago

easy short walk! kids loved it!

3 months ago

Great for group pictures!

hiking
3 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
3 months ago

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

5 months ago

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

5 months ago

great easy little trail up to the arches! go early

7 months ago

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

hiking
7 months ago

amazing arch!

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

hiking
7 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.

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