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Navajo Arch Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Thompson, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Length 2.9 mi Elevation gain 492 ft Route type Out & Back

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

No dogs

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Arches National Park PO Box 907 Moab UT 84532 archinfo@nps.gov www.ngs.gov/arch 435 719-2299

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Tom K
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May 2019 trip to Southwest, fifth visit to UT, last time was 10 years ago in late spring. Day 5. This was mine first National Park I visit 22 years ago in late spring. First time at Devils Garden. More of stormy weather on the way, yet parking was still extremely crowded. This was mine fifth arch to see today (done Tunnel, Pine Tree, Landscape, Partition). Side not crowded trial to nice smaller arch. Best combined with Partition Arch.

Jessica Van Antwerp
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An amazing walk through towering rocks and open desert to some very intimate arches. After passing Landscape Arch, you have to scramble up a long rock to be able to get to Partition and Navajo arches but they are well worth it! Just make sure you wear shoes with good grip!

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Kevin Grant
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Sam T.
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Awesome hike with great views from behind the arch.

John Cardwell
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One of my favorite in the park. The trail past Landscape Arch that you take to get to the Navajo Arch trailhead is actually insanely cool. The arch itself is overlooked by most so if you hang out there for a bit you'll have some windows of time where you are the only one at the arch.

Ruth Ann Abbott
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cool little spot to rest in on way to Double O.

K S
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Compared to other arches - this ones doesn't have the stunning scenery and surrounding. But if youre anyway at partition arch... it is only 'around the corner' so worth adding in :)

Robert Dunn
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Maybe we were experiencing “arch overload” by this point in the day, but Navajo Arch didn’t do much for us; perhaps we would have been more impressed had we visited it on our way TO Double O Arch rather than on our way back FROM Double O Arch. A short, easy side trip off the main Devils Garden trail.

Brittany Wilson
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Simply incredible scenery! I got up and did this at sunrise and got some amazing pictures. I’m so glad I did it! I gave it 4/5 instead of 5/5 because: 1) Very crowded! I started at 5:30, and by 7am I was seeing people everywhere I turned. 2) Primitive Trail is not well-marked (and not terribly intuitive). There are cairns along the way, but all the people (see above) have kicked them over without putting them back together, so it is occasionally unclear. 3) I would say this counts as “hard” because...it’s kind of scary (ha!), not because it’s a tough workout. Not for the wimpy! (I got wimpy on the tough rock scramble).

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Josselyn Garcia P
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The primitive trail is difficult, start with the arches !

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Donna Wilson
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A beautiful arch along the Devils Garden Loop Trail; a definite "must see" ! Actually my second favorite arch.

Chen Yang
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Best arch in the park in my opinion.

Evan P.
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Cool hike. A little more secluded once you pass Landscape Arch as the trail gets tougher. Need to scramble up a large rock to get to Navajo and Partition but was definitely worth it

Scott Horetski
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Great hiking! The whole area is beautiful!

Ashley Johnson
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definitely worth it!

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Sammy Holder
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Amazing loop! Recommend going counter clockwise as you’ll miss a lot of the crowds and the scrambling will be easier. Beautiful arches with Look outs

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Whitney Derieg
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HikingMuddy

It is easy, but if you are with children I would not recommend going all the way up there are rocks you need to climb.

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Simon Guérard
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I think this is the second best arch. Definetly worth the little detour!

Stefanie Yeung
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Nice offshoot from Devil’s Garden. When we went, the area under the arch was filled with water, and with the sun, it creating some beautiful lighting and reflections. Massive wall leading up to the arch is picturesque as well. Almost didn’t do this detour and ended up being glad I did.

Angela Toner
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Climbed a little fin off to the side was fun.

Brent Bourne
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really easy hike, more like a walk, but a pretty arch still.

Daniel Fischer
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Completed this one as part of a larger hike also going to Double O, Navajo, and Dark Angel. Crowds clear significantly after Landscape Arch.

Moab Danielle
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scared of heights, so the climb up and back down a steep fin almost scared the pee outta me, but it was awesome fun!! 2 middle aged chubby folk + 1 fourteen year old.

Doug Neidholdt
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One of the smaller arches in the park. Great primitive trail to the arch once you leave Landscape arch area.

Michael McIntyre
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Get there early and try to avoid May-October heat

Jason Brevic
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Short diversion off the Devil's Garden Loop that was worth the time & energy.

Breck Tuttle
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Another Arch near Landscape Arch

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