Guidebook

Sandstone Majesty: Best Hikes in Arches National Park

Experience the epic beauty of soaring sandstone arches in one of America's most famous national parks.

Description

Some of America’s national parks fly way under the radar, receiving a fraction of the visitors that they deserve. The names of other national parks are always on the lips of adventurers and tourists from around the world. Utah’s Arches National Park is most definitely one of the latter!

The soaring sandstone arches found in the park are some of the largest and most impressive on the planet! You’ve undoubtedly seen images of the ultra-famous Delicate Arch, even if you didn’t realize it at the time. But Arches National Park is home to so much more than just Delicate Arch, with a plethora of strange and beautiful arch formations and weather-worn sandstone rock sculptures.

This guidebook rounds up both the most famous hikes in Arches, along with some of the most under-rated hikes. While of course, you must hike to Delicate Arch during your trip, consider hiking to a lesser-known destination like Tower Arch as well.

If you want to stick to easy, non-technical trails, then Double Arch and the Windows are the perfect hikes for you. On the other hand, if you want a technical scrambling and navigational challenge, get a backcountry permit and head to the sandstone maze that is the Fiery Furnace. Pack some water, hit the trail, and soak in the majestic sandstone beauty of Arches National Park!

Delicate Arch
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Delicate Arch

1 - 2 hrs
5.0 km
196 m
196 m
Hike to the iconic arch in Arches National Park.
Moderate
Private
Devil's Garden
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Devil's Garden

2 - 3 hrs
11.1 km
307 m
293 m
The most difficult maintained trail in Arches National Park.
Severe
Private
Fiery Furnace
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Fiery Furnace

Moab
0 - 1 hrs
2.9 km
180 m
180 m
This off-trail hiking area provides one of Moab's most challenging—and rewarding—hiking experiences.
Extreme
Private
Tower Arch
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Tower Arch

Moab
1 - 2 hrs
4.8 km
224 m
224 m
Hike to one of the most remote arches in Arches National Park.
Moderate
Private
Double Arch
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Double Arch

Moab
0 - 1 hrs
0.9 km
19 m
19 m
One of the easiest hikes in Arches National Park leads to one of the best views!
Easy
Private
The Windows
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The Windows

Moab
0 - 1 hrs
1.9 km
50 m
50 m
Home to the largest concentration of natural arches in the world!
Moderate
Private