Arches National Park, Utah

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Top Photography Spots in and near Arches National Park

  • Grand County, Utah

    Fiery Furnace Loop

    4.5
    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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  • 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

    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

    Explore the Willow Springs Dinosaur Tracks

    4.0
    I'm always find dinosaur tracks fascinating. Willow Springs has a few cool tracks not as defined as others but definitely noticeable. There is also an interpretive sign describing the tracks installed by the Bureau of Land Management. To find the tracks, drive north on 191. Over the Colorado Rive...
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  • Moab, Utah

    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

    Double O Arch

    4.6
    4.09 mi / 390 ft gain
    Starting at the Devil's Garden Trailhead, this 4.1-mile looped moderate hike features flat sandy paths to narrow sandstone slabs with narrow ledges. The best time to complete this hike is early in the morning. Getting to the Devil's Garden Trailhead at sunrise will almost definitely guarantee you...
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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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  • Grand County, Utah

    Devils Garden Primitive Loop

    4.9
    5.01 mi / 0 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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  • Grand County, Utah

    Partition Arch

    4.5
    2.88 mi / 364 ft gain
    Hiking to Partition Arch begins at Devils Garden Trailhead which is at the end of the 16 mile Arches Scenic Drive road. Make sure to get to the trailhead early for 2 reasons: beating crowds and beating the heat. Arriving at sunrise will almost guarantee you a parking spot. Budget 2-3 hours round...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Rock Climb Dragonfly Canyon

    5 mi / 400 ft gain
    This canyon is a bit more advanced as it requires a mandatory swim and most likely a section of wet pot holes to surmount which, if dry, can also pose their own challenge. You will need standard canyoneering gear as well as two 60m ropes for the last rappel. Start by parking on a small pullout on...
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  • Grand County, Utah

    Delicate Arch

    4.8
    3.18 mi / 554 ft gain
    I headed out to the trailhead because I really wanted to shoot the super moon with the Delicate Arch. It was absolutely fantastic, especially during such a full moon. Everything was bathed in a soft glow, it was like I was on another planet actually. It was amazing to sit in silence and to try to...
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  • Castle Valley, Utah

    Double Arch

    4.4
    0.56 mi / 135 ft gain
    The hike to Double Arch is a relatively flat and easy hike of 0.5 miles roundtrip. You can add this to the rest of the quick spots you may want to visit on your visit to Arches.This arch is created by two arches that shares the same stone as the foundation for their outer legs. This arch was form...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Window Arch Loop

    5.0
    1.14 mi / 62 ft gain
    To get to the trailhead: After entering the park, keep driving along the main road until you see signs for The Windows Area (just past the Balanced Rock and a little over 9 miles from the Visitor Center).  Follow this road until it ends in a parking lot and you see the arches to your right. The ...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Photograph the Milky Way at North Window Arch

    4.7
    Arches National Park is a must see for all photographers, but especially for astrophotography. Many of the most common places to shoot are balanced rock, and Delicate Arch and there's a good reason, these are beautiful places. North Window Arch is much less common, and even on a moonless night,...
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