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The Best Hiking in Arches National Park

Looking for the best hiking in Arches National Park? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Arches National Park. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Arches National Park

  • Grand County, Utah

    Fiery Furnace Loop

    4.4
    1.53 mi / 328 ft gain
    Arches National Park is an incredible place with a variety of places to explore. One of the great places to explore is the Fiery Furnace. The Fiery Furnace requires a permit, which can be obtained at the Visitor Center after watching a short video. For the most part, they are making sure you are ...
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  • Grand County, Utah

    Broken Arch and Sand Dune Arch

    1.5 mi / 187 ft gain
    Starting at the Sand Dune Trailhead, there is a trail among the brush, which is pretty well marked. Just after starting, you'll see some fins on your right with a sign indicating the Sand Dune Arch. This is a short 0.2mi spur trail that leads to an arch surrounded by tall fins. To keep going, fo...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Eye of the Whale Trail

    5.2 mi / 443 ft gain
    Eye of the Whale Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Moab, Utah.
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  • Moab, Utah

    Balanced Rock Loop

    0.55 mi / 62 ft gain
    Balanced rock is a short loop and can be done in a short amount of time. You can spend a few minutes walking around the rock and snap a few pictures with your family. Make sure to stay on the well marked trail in order to preserve the environment.
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  • Moab, Utah

    Skyline Arch

    0.48 mi / 62 ft gain
    Starting from the parking you can see the arch. At the start of the trail there is a small sign with information about Skyline Arch. From here the trail is very straightforward and leads you up to the base of the arch. This hike may be short but it still gives you great views over Salt Valley and...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Tapestry Arch

    0.62 mi / 33 ft gain
    Tapestry Arch Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Moab, Utah.
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  • Moab, Utah

    Summit Elephant Butte

    1.27 mi / 492 ft gain
    Elephant Butte sits at 5653 ft. and is the highest point in Arches National Park. It requires two rappels using a 60m rope. In addition to this, it requires some short sections of low fifth class scrambling that can be difficult on wet rock. The approach starts at Garden of Eden trailhead. ...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Wall Arch and Pine Tree Arch

    2.63 mi / 243 ft gain
    Wall Arch and Pine Tree Arch is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Thompson, Utah.
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  • Moab, Utah

    Hike to Pine Tree Arch

    3.0
    1.03 mi / 56 ft gain
    Pine Tree Arch is one of several gorgeous arches in the Devil's Garden Area of Arches National Park, and is easily done as a quick detour on the way to the popular Landscape Arch. It is accessed from the Devil's Garden Trailhead, itself approximately 18 miles from the park entrance. From the Tra...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Hike to Double O Arch

    4.5
    4.09 mi / 390 ft gain
    Starting at the Devils Garden Trailhead, this 4.2 mile looped moderate hike features flat sandy paths to narrow sandstone slabs with narrow ledges. Best time to complete this hike is early in the morning. Getting to the Devils Garden Trailhead at sunrise will almost definitely guarantee you a pa...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Tunnel Arch Trail

    0.75 mi / 20 ft gain
    Tunnel Arch Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Thompson, Utah.
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  • Moab, Utah

    Navajo Arch via Devils Garden Trailhead

    4.3
    2.91 mi / 377 ft gain
    In order to get to Navajo Arch, you will have to hike through Devils Garden Trailhead. The hike is relatively easy until you pass Landscape Arch. After that, the trail steadily climbs and you will find yourself scrambling and climbing up slickrock fins. You can stop and admire other well-known ar...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Private Arch Trail

    5.39 mi / 541 ft gain
    Private Arch Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Thompson, Utah.
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  • Moab, Utah

    Dark Angel

    4.96 mi / 413 ft gain
    Dark Angel Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Moab, Utah.
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  • Grand County, Utah

    Hike Devils Garden Primitive Loop in Arches

    4.9
    7 mi / 1204 ft gain
    This adventure begins at Devils Garden, which is a hotspot in Arches National Park. Most people take the shorter route to see Landscape Arch and then turn around, but the Primitive Loop, while challenging at times, is completely worth it. Starting from Landscape Arch, the loop will take you to se...
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  • Grand County, Utah

    Landscape Arch

    2.8
    Landscape Arch is considered the longest natural arch in the world, and it doesn't take too much effort to experience and see. This arch is on a trail the is part of a larger loop called "Devil's Garden" and during the summer it lives up to its name, easily topping 100 degrees, the beautiful sand...
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