Best Hikes in Arches National Park

Location: Southeast Utah

Located 5 miles northeast of Moab, Utah, 110 miles southwest of Grand Junction, Colorado and 236 miles southeast of Salt Lake City, Utah

Arches Hiking Trails

Delicate Arch framed by the La Sal Mountains to the east, partially hidden by clouds.

Delicate Arch

Distance: 3.1 miles (Round Trip)

A short hike to a stunning, iconic arch perched on the edge of a huge sandstone bowl and framed by the scenic La Sal Mountains.

Great view of the fins located to the east of the trail.

Devil's Garden

Distance: 1.8 - 7.7 miles (Loop)

Seven amazing arches set amid a landscape of weird and wonderful sandstone fins, spires and knobs are the rewards for hiking the Devils Garden Trail, my favorite trail in Arches National Park.

Double Arch

The Windows and Double Arch

Distance: 0.5 - 2.0 miles (Loop)

A photographer’s delight, this trail visits North Window, South Window, Turret Arch, and Double Arch, features great views of the areas distinctive rock formations and includes distant vistas of the La Sal Mountains.

Double O Arch

Double O Arch

Distance: 4.2 - 5.8 miles (Round Trip)

The trail to Double O Arch is one of the quintessential hikes in Arches National Park, featuring five notable arches along with views of an amazing concentration of sandstone fins, whimsical spires and sculpted knobs.

Park Avenue

Park Avenue

Distance: 0.9 - 1.8 miles (Round Trip)

Stroll beneath soaring sandstone formations topped with sculpted pinnacles, towers and spires on this short, highly scenic hike through a dramatic canyon in Arches National Park.

View of the Fiery Furnace from the overlook

Fiery Furnace

Distance: 2.3 miles (Loop)

The Fiery Furnace hike travels through a fascinating labyrinth of fins, narrow canyons and weird rock formations. Agility and proper footwear are required to complete the demanding route only accessible on a Ranger-led hike or with a day-use permit.

Tower Arch

Tower Arch

Distance: 2.7 - 5.7 miles (Round Trip)

An off-the-beaten-path hike in the Klondike Bluffs area of Arches National Park leads through a secluded valley ringed by a wonderland of deep-red rock formations before reaching Tower Arch, an immense span with lovely views to the west.

Landscape Arch

Landscape Arch

Distance: 1.8 - 2.3 miles (Round Trip)

The broad, easy trail to Landscape Arch is popular and deservedly so. The spectacularly slender arch seeming defies gravity with its thinnest section, only 6-ft. thick, supporting a span of entrada sandstone that is 290-ft. long.

Broken Arch

Sand Dune, Broken and Tapestry Arches Loop

Distance: 1.6 - 2.7 miles (Loop)

This moderately-easy family hike visits three interesting arches; Sand Dune Arch, Broken Arch and Tapestry Arch, and travels through scenic desert landscape on uncrowded trails, a rarity in Arches National Park.

Balanced Rock

Balanced Rock

Distance: 0.3 miles (Round Trip)

The Balanced Rock trail circles a photogenic 128-ft. tall rock formation, offering a variety of perspectives of the formation and the surrounding landscape in Arches National Park.

Sand Dune Arch

Sand Dune Arch

Distance: 0.3 miles (Round Trip)

A short hike to a secluded arch nestled among sandstone fins, south of the Devil’s Garden section of Arches National Park.

Skyline Arch

Skyline Arch

Distance: 0.4 miles (Round Trip)

Distinctive Skyline Arch graces the top of a large fin and is visible from many viewpoints around Arches National Park. A short, easy trail leading to the base of the arch provides up-close views of this impressive span.

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