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Double Arch Trail is a 0.6 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, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Length 0.6 mi Elevation gain 95 ft Route type Out & Back

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Views

Wild flowers

No shade

No dogs

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Getting There

This is a short loop hike along a sandy path to a massive and spectacular double arch rock formation.

Ample parking at the trail head. A pit toilet is available as well.

Utah Travel Council, Council Hall, P.O. Box 147420 , Salt Lake City, UT, 84114, Phone: 801-538-1030, travel@utah.com Arches National Park PO Box 907 Moab, UT 84532-0907 By Phone Visitor Information (435) 719-2299 Headquarters (435) 719-2100

Directions from Main Park Entrance: Drive 9 miles northward along the park road to Balanced Rock parking area. Turn right at Balanced Rock and drive 3 miles to the Windows Parking Area. Parking is available on both sides of the road as it forms a loop to return to Balanced Rock.

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Kristen Netemeyer
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HikingGreat!

Super short but great views and up close climbing of the double arches

Kama Simonds
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Hiking

Amazing to get up close to these two arches!

Scott Spiegel
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Hiking

Short and sweet nice views

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Kelly Burtch
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You can actually see it and the the Windows Arches right from the parking lot, and it's worth driving down this side road for the totally awesome, huge rock formations you get to see on the way. If you decide to do the trail, it's short and fun to see the arches up close. You can definitely get better pictures and see the multiple arches better as you get closer.

Christopher Cullen
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Chris Stuenkel
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Dawnese Sahota
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So much fun and very easy. Do not miss!

Chandlie Stratton
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Hiking

This was one of my favs in the park. It looks fake. So stunning to see in real life, and it was a lot bigger than I expected! The hike is really easy and short. I’m glad these arches are so accessible because they were awesome.

Mel Johnson
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Incredible

Brittany Buttler
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WalkingNo shade

Not really a hike, it’s a simple walk from the parking lot to the arches. But they’re beautiful and so impressive up close.

Jamie Blech
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Easy walk to pretty arches.

Mac McCarthy
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HikingGreat!

This is such a cool arch. It’s a short walk from the parking lot and you can go write underneath it. We lucked out and were there by ourselves.

Damien P.
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Hannah Martinez
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Super hot but great views!

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Gilbert B
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Lysandra Ness
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Hiking

The actual start of trail allows for ADA compatibly. Great view!

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Rob D
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Hiking

Unique can be crowded, arrive early if possible :)

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Olivia Burns
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Hiking

Easy and short with a great view you can go under the double arch. This one was actually my favorite arch in the whole park. I went in the afternoon and the arch gives you shade underneath it.

Dan McMullen
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Hiking

Very easy, short walk to view the Double Arch, which is spectacular. Unless you do this very early or late you will mostly likely see many people climbing the rocks under the formation.

David Chovan
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Hiking

Super cool short trail to the beautiful arches. Nice shade. Not too hard to get up there. Fun for all ages.

Nicholas Michael
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Hiking

Short hike but definitely worth pulling over for. Small scramble under the pothole if you wish to.

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Jerem Mitchell
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Hiking

Very fun. Impressive! We did after sunset and used flashlights.

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Chuck Mallett
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Hiking

Very crowded. You probably won’t get a picture without people in it. We went of trail a little trying to find different angles. The actual trail is short and easy.

Joseph Q
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Tristan Nielson
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Hiking

A short walk from the parking lot and totally worth it. It is cool to sit up under the double arch. I sat myself on one of the rocks and watched the sunset from here.

Shelley Stotz
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Hiking

This is an easy but such a dramatic short trail- it’s adjacent to the Windows Loop Trail so you can park and do both. Definitely make time for this one. Also great for kids and fun to climb up and under. See for yourself in the video we just made: https://youtu.be/rIphlaJFHTY

Don Schuy
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Hiking

The arches were beautiful, the crowds at 1:00pm were not. Go early or late, or off season.

Erica Regan
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Hiking

Lovely arch and great shade! Lots of people though. We went to the back of the arch and it was a lot more private and we got some cool photos without a bunch of people from that tea.

Jen B.
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Lost the trail

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Jacob Kutsche
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Cool but lots of people. If you go left around the double arches there’s another arch about a quarter mile away that we hung out at and no one was around us.

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