Park Avenue Trail

MODERATE 76 reviews
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Park Avenue Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Moab, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
328 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Short downhill hike near the Arches National Park Entrance with spectacular views of red rock fins and towers. Time: 30 to 60 minutes 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.

12 hours ago

Nice short introductory walk in the park through a canyon

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2 months ago

Did this hike right around 10am but it was hot already! minimal shade, amazing views!

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2 months ago

Phew, this was a hot one. I did this hike today (July 10th) about mid-day. There are patches of shade along the way, but for the most part you'll be under the full force of the sun. The trail starts at the Park Avenue overlook with a bunch of stairs leading down to a "primitive" trail. The trail gives you plenty of great views of the surrounding rock formations. The trail wins around the Courthouse formation at the end. You can turn around and retrace your steps or con a friend into picking you up at the Couthouse overlook.

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Pretty and quiet. Awe inspiring walk. Circled the court house tower at the end.

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3 months ago

The view is beautiful but what you see at the lookout is same as what you see down the trail. Not worth the time to hike down unless you have time to kill.
We made the mistake of thinking this is just a simple trail and we could just run down and back up with no problems. But let me tell you that was the biggest mistake we ever made. Although the trail is short we went out around 3pm and with no water on that trail. We've done many trails before but nothing prepared us for the horrid desert like heat! I almost didn't make it up those last steps.
Don't mistaken a simple hike like this. You must be well prepared with sun protection and water even for this type of trail.

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