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.
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. Park Avenue Starting Point: Park Avenue parking area Ending Point: Courthouse Towers parking area Length: 1 mile (1.6 km) one way Time: 30 to 60 minutes Elevation change: 320 feet (98 meters) 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. Reference: http://www.nps.gov/arch/planyourvisit/moderatetrails.htm
Great introduction to the park. We only did half of it because it is downhill and I did 't want to over do it on the first hike with my boys, but we probably could have completed it with no problems.
Quick, easy trail through the towering rocks.
Best to just look at the trail from viewing point.
Cool area, maybe not as awesome as the arches them-self, but still worth a look if you have time. No shade could get very hot mid-day
Easy trail with awesome rock formations that really do replicate a city street of skyscrapers!
All the trails in Arches NP are spectacular. But Park Ave is truly awe inspiring and appropriately named as it does harken an image of walking down a city street lined with skyscrapers. These skyscrapers are not of the steel and concrete variety though. You're hiking down what looks like a dry river bed, leering up at the giant red monoliths on its banks. The scenery is what most people think of when they imagine western American legends. Replete with towering mesas, giant boulders balancing and defying gravity at the pinnacles of stone spires, caves and wildlife, this trail should be on everyone's itinerary at Arches. At under a mile, it's not long enough though. I wanted to keep going but it ends abruptly at the point B parking lot just 9/10ths of a mile after the trailhead.
my first hike in arches and it was a good one.
I credit this trail for my current love of hiking. A great, easy, scenic trail right at the beginning of the park. A beautiful valley full of great scenes. Not tough, but worth a quick walk to take some pictures and get a feel for the park.
This is an utterly awesome short hike and here's the great thing: though trailheads at both ends were teaming with jabbering foreigners, only one family ventured more than a hundred feet from either parking lot, and even they quickly turned back. We had the enter canyon to to ourselves, which was awesome. I recommend going uphill first--which means starting from the second trailhead, which is also a little less busy of the two. It's less than a mile one way, and even frail folks can handle the downhill.
Park Avenue is one of your first stops in Arches National Park, and one of our favorites. You can walk down the trail or just take pictures. It's most colorful around sunset, but it's beautiful during all times of the day. Very short and family friendly.
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Good hike through the red rock towers and find