Arches National Park Things to Do

  • Things to Do
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  • Things to Do
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  • Things to Do
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Most Viewed Things to Do in Arches National Park

  • 1. Arch viewing by car

    Probably my favorite arch. Follow the main road and turn right at the first intersection. Easy access, you have to walk 10 to 15 minutes >>>> Arches National Park map

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  • 2. The Windows Area

    The Windows area is just past the Balanced Rock parking area. There are four major arches is the area, North and South Window Arches, Turret Arch and Double...

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  • 3. Delicate Arch

    Delicate Arch is one of the most popular hikes in the park. This is the arch that is on the Utah license plates. The hike is only 3 mile round trip but it is...

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  • 4. Double Arch

    The Windows area is just past the Balanced Rock parking area. There are four major arches is the area, North and South Window Arches, Turret Arch and Double...

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  • 5. Primitive Trail

    This is a great hike but I cannot recommend this for inexperienced hikers. The trail starts from the Devil's Garden trail head. Just before you reach Landscape...

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  • 6. Strenuous hikes: Double O Arch

    This nearly 4.2-mile RT trail takes you beyond the easy .8 mile stretch to Landscape Arch (see previous tip) to a more challenging 1.3 miles involving some...

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  • 7. Strenuous hikes: Delicate Arch

    This is the most popular of the strenuous trails as it's to the one arch everyone wants to see. Three miles round-trip, the trail climbs a dirt path, continues...

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  • 8. Easy hikes: The Windows and Turret Arch

    I think The Mask of Zorro would have been a more creative name for these but they're officially the North and South Windows. The trail to the Windows and Turret...

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  • 9. Delicate Arch

    You will find this is a wonderful, beautiful arch about 15 miles from the Visitor Center. The day we began the 3-mile difficult rated trail to the arch it began...

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  • 10. Delicate arch viewpoint

    Delicate Arch is the most photographing of 2000 arches, it became the symbol of the Utah. It is represented on license plates, stamps ....To go to Delicate...

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  • 11. Good stuff to know: grading the hikes

    You'll see on the park's website that they break hikes into 3 categories: short, moderate and long. In the printed material you receive with your pass, they...

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  • 12. Skyline Arch

    Skyline Arch is a short distance from the Devil's Garden Trailhead. The arch was much smaller until a massive rock fall in 1940. Today the arch has a span of 77...

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  • 13. Devil's Garden

    Devil's Garden is at one end of the scenic road and includes a trail leading to several different arches. To me, the most interesting arch is Landscape Arch...

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  • 14. Wolfe Cabin

    John Wesley Wolfe came to this area in the late 1890s, from Ohio. He was a veteran of the Civil War and moved to the drier climate in the west to help relieve...

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  • 15. Delicate Arch

    Delicate Arch is the most famous feature in the park, and is displayed on the Utah state license plate and numerous Utah souvenirs. The arch's opening is 45...

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  • 16. Panorama Point

    The area in front of you has been repeatedly covered by salty sea water. By some 250 million years ago, layers of salty deposits up to 1000s of feet thick...

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  • 17. Fiery Furnace

    The name Fiery Furnace is based on the way the reds and oranges that glow in the evening sun. It is actually a series of tall fins made of Slick Rock Member of...

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  • 18. Garden of Eden

    The Garden of Eden is early on the very scenic 2.5 mile drive out to The Windows Section of Arches National Park. This is a good place to stop if you want a...

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  • 19. Double Arch

    Double Arch is actually three openings that began as a simple pothole arch (a depression near a cliff face). The water then seeped down into the cliff face...

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  • 20. Turret Arch

    To me it was well worth taking the short spur trail to get a better look at this interesting formation. I liked the little window next to the arch. The trail...

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  • 21. South Window

    Continue on the trail a short distance past the "North Window" and you will see the "South Window". They really could have been more creative naming these....

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  • 22. North Window

    As you first approach the windows formation from the parking area you can only see the first window the "North Window". The relatively short and easy trail leds...

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  • 23. Balanced Rock

    Another interesting formation to see in the park is the Balanced Rock. The large boulder of Slick Rock Member of Entrada Sandstone sits on a pedestal of...

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  • 24. Petrified Dunes

    About 200 million years ago, winds from the northwest carried large amounts of sand here forming a large area of sand dunes. These dunes were then covered over...

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  • 25. Courthouse Towers Viewpoint

    Courthouse Towers Viewpoint is a great place to stop, especially if you are traveling with someone in a wheelchair or with limited mobility. There are several...

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