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See The Best Of Moab In A Day In A Jeep
"This tour is a unique experience one of a kind in Moab and is designed to help you and your fellow travelers see and experience the Best of Moab all in one day. Our tour starts on an excellent note with a convenient pick up from your hotel! We will then travel towards Arches Nat Landscape Arch Balanced Rock Park Avenue Sand Dune Arch and since this is a custom tour you will have the choice of hiking to Delicate arch or exploring the Fiery Furnace!After Arches National Park
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See The Best Of Moab In A Day In A Jeep
"This tour is a unique experience one of a kind in Moab and is designed to help you and your fellow travelers see and experience the Best of Moab all in one day. Our tour starts on an excellent note with a convenient pick up from your hotel! We will then travel towards Arches Nat Landscape Arch Balanced Rock Park Avenue Sand Dune Arch and since this is a custom tour you will have the choice of hiking to Delicate arch or exploring the Fiery Furnace!After Arches National Park
From $273.00
 
See The Best Of Moab In A Day In A Jeep
"This tour is a unique experience one of a kind in Moab and is designed to help you and your fellow travelers see and experience the Best of Moab all in one day. Our tour starts on an excellent note with a convenient pick up from your hotel! We will then travel towards Arches Nat Landscape Arch Balanced Rock Park Avenue Sand Dune Arch and since this is a custom tour you will have the choice of hiking to Delicate arch or exploring the Fiery Furnace!After Arches National Park
From $273.00

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The Scenic Drive

This park almost demands that you lace up your hikers and get out of the car but if that isn't possible, it has 18 miles (one-way) of paved road along some impressive formations you can see from your windows. There are also some short, easy walks to viewpoints that almost anyone can manage.

Viewpoints accessible to strollers and wheelchairs:
Park Avenue
Delicate Arch (lower)
Wolfe Ranch Cabin/petroglyphs (near Delicate Arch viewpoint)
Balanced Rock

The landscape from behind the windshield is impressive practically anywhere but some of the best formations are:
Three Gossips
Courthouse Towers
Tower of Babel
Fiery Furnace

You will receive a park map with your entrance fee that marks where all of these are located. Do try and do your viewing from frequent pullouts and NOT by slowing to a crawl for photo-ops from your window. This route can be very busy so holding up tour buses and hikers making tracks to trailheads won't make you any friends, and could get you rear-ended. If intent on puttering, kindly use the pullouts to let speedier traffic by. Pay close attention to the cars in front of you: some other scenery gazer could make an abrupt stop that won't do your bumper any good at all if you're distracted!

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goodfish
Jan 28, 2016

Scenic Auto Route

There is an 18 mile long auto route with several stops along the way, some of which have very nice viewpoints. Although many of the views involve little or no walking, some hiking is required to really get a flavor for the park and to see the formations closer up.

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Basaic
Jan 10, 2012

Double Arch

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

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Aug 24, 2012
 
 
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Things to Do Near Arches National Park

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Landscape Arch

Landscape Arch can be seen while hiking along the Devils Garden Trail. It comes into view from the trail a short distance away then the trail drops to a side trail and the intersection with the...
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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 Arch. The trails are very easy to walk with...
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Fiery Furnace

As much as many of us like to go it alone, this is one hike that pretty much requires a guide: the furnace is a labyrinth of twists and turns, and there are no cairns. None. Nada. The park offers...
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Mesa Arch

Mesa Arch can be seen by walking a short half mile loop from a parking area on Route 313 in the park. The trail is well maintain with an even path and steps constructed where needed. The arch is not...
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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 exposed to sunlight for the entire hike...
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Double O Arch

The Double O Arch is located at the end of the Devils Garden Trail. It is a nice place to have lunch, especially if you are hiking the Primitive Trail - Devils Garden Loop. The arch is unique in that...
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