Hiking in Arches National Park



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  • Balanced Rock
  • Delicate Arch Viewpoint
  • It was tough to narrow down a list of top hikes in Arches National Park. But we managed to round up the ones we think appeal to a wide range of hiking abilities with payoffs in terms of visual feasting. Check out these best hikes in Arches when you visit.

    Everyone who comes to Arches wants to see iconic Delicate Arch. The trail itself is a real hike, don't be fooled, but it's not crazy difficult. Landscape Arch is also really a must-see. Longer than a football field, it might be the longest natural arch in the world. The Devils Garden Loop shows off a plethora of arches, and some consider the entire loop one of the best hikes in southern Utah. You can also stop at several shorter hikes in it, like Landscape, so this can be a self-designed hike.

    Don't confuse Double O Arch with Double Arch. They are each distinct, but each features two arches in close proximity to one another, which is a very cool effort from nature. Lots of people haven't heard of the Fiery Furnace hike. We think it's a great way to really see the park up close and personal, especially if you choose the ranger-led version.

    Sand Dune makes the list because it's easy and fun for kids. Dark Angel is just a very interestingly-shaped rock and a good hike to boot. Tower Arch makes it because it's more remote, meaning you can enjoy Arches with fewer people on the trail with you.

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    Delicate Arch Trail

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    Mostly slickrock trail to world-famous icon Delicate Arch... read more

    Devils Garden Primitive Loop Hike

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    5-mile strenuous loop through and around Devils Garden area. Features 8 arches... read more

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    Landscape Arch

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    Easy, some elevation gain. Possibly the world's longest natural arch. 2 miles roundtrip... read more

    Double Arch

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    .8 mile hike - easy, sandy, flat. Must-see arch...
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    Double O Arch

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    4.2 mile hike. Many small elevation changes, rocky, heights... read more

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    Fiery Furnace

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    Exciting labyrinth of sandstone. Permit required. Best for over 5 years of age... read more

    Sand Dune Arch

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    Short, shady hike to a unique arch is popular with kids... read more

    Park Avenue

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    2 mile hike -steep descent to an awesome canyon...
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    Dark Angel

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    Tower Arch

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    2.4 mile hike - remote. Check road conditions first... read more
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