Landscape Arch



NileGuide Expert Says:

Classically spectacular arch, it's a must-see because of its beauty, accessibility, and demonstration of nature's forces at work.

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Address:

Arches National Park
Arches National Park, UT 84532

Neighborhood:

In the park

Contact:

tel: (435) 719-2299
fax: (435) 719-2305
visit website

Strenuousness:

Easy

NileGuide Expert tip:

Mornings are best for lighting and less crowds.

Description:

Spanning 290 feet, Landscape Arch is considered to be the longest natural arch in the world. At its skinniest point, it measures only six feet. Do you want to walk across it? Yeah, neither do we. Of course, you aren't allowed to do that anyway. You can no longer walk beneath it either, in the Park's efforts to reduce any issues from visitors doing just that and being bonked on the head by more falling rock. This old arch, considered to be at the end of its life cycle, might completely collapse at any time, so see it while you still can. This hike is great for younger kids and those pressed for time, as it only takes about 30 minutes to reach from the trailhead parking lot. This hike can also be part of the longer Primitive Loop Hike.

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Photo courtesy of Richard Ryer


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