Park Avenue Trail [CLOSED]

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Arches National Park

Park Avenue Trail is a 2.9 kilometer 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, running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 2.9 km Elevation Gain: 91 m Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

running

views

wild flowers

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closed

no dogs

This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options. Short downhill hike near the Arches National Park Entrance with spectacular views of red rock fins and towers. Arches offers a landscape of contrasting colors, landforms and textures unlike any other in the world. The park has over 2,000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins and giant balanced rocks. This red rock wonderland will amaze you with its formations, refresh you with its trails, and inspire you with its sunsets. From Park Avenue parking area, the trail descends steeply into a spectacular canyon and continues down the wash to Courthouse Towers. If you have a shuttle driver, you can begin at one point and be picked up at the other. For round-trip hiking, retrace your steps along the trail rather than walk along the park road.

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no shade
2 months ago

This was one of my favorite views in Arches. Short hike that includes about sixty stairs that quickly get you into the bottom of the area. We visited during the early evening, and had no trouble parking (limited spaces), but definitely shared the area with others as is typical of most Arches destinations. There is room to spread out once you complete the initial descent. Can be done as an easy ‘thru’ hike to the Courthouse if your party wants to split up, or someone wants to skip climbing the stairs up to the parking lot.

hiking
2 months ago

This was one of our favorites. Absolutely stunning. We were day dreaming about having a house that looked out from the top ledge where the trail starts. Sigh. This is a must do for those with small children as there is no danger whatsoever. Just a fun, gorgeous trail.

hiking
3 months ago

Great first trail to do in arches. Easy to follow. Really cool perspective to be able to look up at the rock walls and formations. Most people stay at the viewing point. In terms of pictures that was the best location. The benefit of walking the trail is being able to see it all closer.

hiking
3 months ago

Began this hike around 10:30am on a Thursday and pretty much had it to myself. There were quite a few people at the overlook by the interpretive signage but only a few actually hiked the trail. It was snow-free with the only ice being in some of the small drainages in the slickrock. It’s a short trail but still breathtaking. I highly recommend bringing your camera.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice short out-and-back trail with great views!

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icy
snow
4 months ago

Very beautiful trail in the middle of huge rock walls that remind the streets of Manhattan. I did this trail early in the morning. It had snowed the night before. when I got to the trail, it was pristine. I could only see the footsteps of a coyote that had followed the trail during the night. This coyote was my buddy. without his footsteps, it would have been pretty hard to find my way.

4 months ago

Great views, easy trail.

hiking
icy
snow
4 months ago

Did this trail with micro spikes and poles and it was great. Had the trail to ourselves. Definitely recommended spikes

hiking
snow
5 months ago

Had the trail to ourselves today during a beautiful snowstorm. So quiet and beautiful!

hiking
6 months ago

beautiful views of the valley, or rather being in it.

hiking
7 months ago

This hike was our first easy hike at arches national park. It’s relatively short and gives a good introduction to the park. There are no arches on this hike but the path is very beautiful. There are many layers of rock formation visible on the path. We saw very few people on the hike in the first week of November. Overall a good first hike.

hiking
7 months ago

Easy but gorgeous trail. Do this one in the evening. It’s absolutely stunning as the sun sets.

hiking
7 months ago

This was the first “hike” we did in Arches and it’s a great intro to the park, scenery, and landscape.

hiking
7 months ago

If you’re into photography this is a short but sweet trail to get some pics. Do this early morning or late afternoon for good light.

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful way to get up close and personal with some of these formations, and a great two in one to get to courthouse towers viewpoint and back!

hiking
7 months ago

Absolutely incredible! Done right before sunset and the lighting is perfect, giving awesome contrast to either side of the canyon. Would absolutely recommend over others!

hiking
7 months ago

Lots of steps at beginning and of course you must climb back up but just go slow. Lots of different formations This recorded further than it is and elevation higher than it really is.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice easy trail and so worth the views. No arch to be seen, but it was a quiet and wasn’t as busy as some of the other hikes.

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rocky
8 months ago

Sonnige, leichte, kurze Wanderung mit schönem Ausblick

hiking
8 months ago

did this trail twice, one the most beautiful place on the planet

hiking
8 months ago

We loved this trail for an easy hike that provided scale on the Entrada SS cliffs. The views were incredible and I would do this one again as a cool down or sunset hike.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice walls, but not where I would spend my limited time in arches park.

hiking
8 months ago

We hiked halfway down the trail and then turned around and came back up. I wanted to see this in the afternoon light, and it was pretty awe inspiring. VERY quiet, with few other hikers - blessed relief and great views to make you feel really insignificant.

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hiking
8 months ago

Easy with amazing scenery. Very quiet at the bottom of the canyon.

hiking
8 months ago

Paysages exceptionnels. Beaucoup plus beau que l’arche délicate.

hiking
no shade
rocky
8 months ago

Easy, but so worth the beautiful views! Good hike for a family or elderly. The steps are the hardest part. Lots of lizards running around and we even saw a couple very thirsty deer!

hiking
rocky
8 months ago

Nice walk with good canyon views. Not crowded at all on a holiday weekend. Hike is closer to the Arches entrance that most other hikes.

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