Windows Loop and Turret Arch Trail

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Windows Loop and Turret Arch Trail is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked loop 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, nature trips, and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
170 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

A short hike to a lovely arch with great views. Turret Arch is a beautiful free standing arch in the Windows area of Arches NP. The views over the area are exceptional. Follow the trail to the Windows, bearing right at the first intersection, and near the top of the ridge, leave the trail and go cross country to the Arch. There is good climbing for the kids and by going through the Arch a great view through Turret to the North Window and beyond. Also good views of the Cove of Caves and the Parade of Elephants.

2 days ago

quick and easy. cross the street and do the other one too. be patient with parking, spors were completely filled around 11 and I assume most of the afternoon

hiking
10 days ago

I enjoyed seeing all these arches and just staying on the trail it is not a hard hike at all. Enjoy this and go across the parking lot to Double Arch. We started at Double Arch and then you have a downhill walk back to your car

hiking
10 days ago

Our kids loved climbing all the rocks and the views were amazing.

hiking
10 days ago

Wonderful area to hike through. The view of the windows from the back side of the loop is great. Not very crowded, as most people don't walk around to the back side. it's a shame because it's a great place for taking pictures

12 days ago

Easy, beautiful and busy!

hiking
25 days ago

Popular route, but beautiful trail nonetheless. "Primitive" trail is a must

nature trips
28 days ago

Very easy way to see a few arches. Heavily trafficked.

hiking
30 days ago

Easy, beautiful but busy!

hiking
1 month ago

Perfect for little kids, lots of fun

hiking
2 months ago

fun place. lots to see

2 months ago

Some of the best views of my life!

2 months ago

Easy hike for some of the best views of this national park!

hiking
3 months ago

Short and easy, definitely worth the quick stop.

4 months ago

Super easy and fun. Worth stopping and checking out on the way to the delicate arch hike.

hiking
5 months ago

My husband and I took the route counterclockwise and decided to use the primitive trail to return. I would not necessarily recommend that way in the winter as it involves walking quite a bit in the shade behind the rock walls and some scrambling on ice near the end. That said, we got some wonderful pictures and it was much quieter on that stretch of the trail. It only adds another 1/4 mile to the route.

hiking
5 months ago

great short loop for pictures. 3 arches on it. easy.

6 months ago

This was an easy hike to the arches. They are simply stunning. We took the primitive trail and it was less crowded and serene.

hiking
7 months ago

Very short and easy, but the arches are impressive. There were lots of people on the main trail and climbing around the arches, but when I went off on the easy to follow "Primitive Trail", I had a nice stroll on my own.

hiking
7 months ago

Great mid morning short hike. Impressive

hiking
8 months ago

Really fun little trail!

9 months ago

Amazing otherworldly scenery!

9 months ago

So cool

10 months ago

Not much of a trail, very easy. But still a decent view at the end. Great if you're not a hiker.

hiking
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Very Hot at the time of our hike, but well worth it.
Able to climb all over the rocks. Great photo ops.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Very nice trail

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Easy walk. Definitely do the primitive trail around the back of windows so that you can get a good view of both windows, especially in the morning light.

hiking
Friday, May 05, 2017

Was dying to see these arches and was not disappointed. We went early in the morning before the tour buses got there and it was peaceful.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Be prepared for lots and lots of people. With that though, if patient you can get pictures with the arches without anyone in them. Easy trail.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Sunrise is a must see

hiking
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

There are more famous arches, but this collection of three is both beautiful and easily seen/walked by anyone.

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