Park Avenue Trail is a 1.8 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, running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Length1.8 miElevation gain298 ftRoute typeOut & back
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Arches National Park charges a fee to enter. Fees are $30 per vehicle or $25 per motorcycle. If you are entering on foot, horse, or bike the fee is $15 per person. You can also purchase a park specific annual pass for $55. 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.

Parking is limited at all destinations. Popular trailheads like Delicate Arch and Devils Garden may fill for hours at a time, especially on weekends and holidays. Many parking spots can't fit recreational vehicles (RVs) or vehicles with trailers. If you're towing a car, considering driving it instead and leaving the big rig outside the park. For more suggestions on traveling in the park and how to avoid the crowds, visit the Traffic & Travel Tips page. Below are several alternatives to driving your own car. As part of a transportation planning effort, Arches is currently evaluating the use of alternative transportation methods and a three-year pilot program for a shuttle system to help reduce congestion throughout the park. Ref: http://www.nps.gov/arch/planyourvisit/gettingaround.htm

Park Mailing Address Arches National Park PO Box 907 Moab, UT 84532 Phone - (435) 719-2299 Headquarters - (435) 719-2100 Email - archinfo@nps.gov

The entrance to Arches NP is only 5 miles north of Moab, UT.

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Daniel Traner
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very straightforward trail among the sandstone fins. good introduction to Arches.

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Tom R
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Great hike today. Very quiet!

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Bryan Glenn
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Louis Ventura
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Really enjoyed this trail in a wash between rock walls. Mostly flat, other than about 150 stair steps at the start of the trail. Lots of interesting formations. Very few hikers on the trail early morning.

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Lena Myronchenko
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We started backward and like it that way. Amazing flowers.

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Eric Sunderland
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Amazing views! While you’re looking up at the rock formations make sure you look down at the patterns in the rocks your walking on

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G B
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8.5/10. Almost like a mini Yosemite without water. Very cool hike. We almost missed it but it’s ended up being the best one of the day

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Hossein Ahmadi
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Beth Walker
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All the way down… then all the way up. Out of shape, but was still able to do it with short breaks. Views everywhere!

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michael king
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Started about 7:30am, very few people on the trail. Great lighting for the majestic views.

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Juliet Falchi
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Beautiful!

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Jack Chen
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short, fairly easy

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Fabian Moya
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It does feel like Park Avenue...

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George Papaioannou
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Easy to follow and great hike to start Arches National Park

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Sunny Bryant
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Arrived late in the day and the trail wasn’t busy. You get amazing views of the courthouse all the way down. Great little hike as long as you’re ok with a stair master!

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Jack Gillespie
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Nice, out/back hike incredible scenery

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Linene Kleppe
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Start at Courthouse Parking Area.

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Ernest Neal
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Amazing views all around. Steep stairs down and back up.

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MiniHouseBigLiving (RV Living)
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We prefer to hike a trail that has an incline the first half, so that we get a decline for the way back. If you also enjoy this type of hike, then park at Courthouse Towers Viewpoint & hike this trail starting from there. You’ll then hike up the first portion and hike down on the way back to your car.

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Chad Manley
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Alana McGinty
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Easy hike with awesome views of fins and the Three Gossips. Was the least crowded hike we did (saw three other groups) on a Saturday (3/20) afternoon. Really enjoyed it!

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Joe Sokol
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Kelli Cottrell
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J. Scot Angus
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Family friendly 1mi trail out into the Wall Street arena in Arches NP.

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Connie Mowry
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Bohdana Doig
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Quick and beautiful!

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Kurt Lewis
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Brandon Plewe
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One of the best bang for your buck trails out there. If you don’t find this trail amazing, probably shouldn’t be hiking

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Chris Stock
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Josh Nylund
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A great first trail to stretch your legs in the park! Very impressive looking up at the rock formations from the bottom.

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