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Park Avenue Trail

Moab, Utah

based on 9 reviews



1.83 miles

Elevation Gain

318 ft

Route Type



Added by Lee Cuellar

Park Avenue Trail is one of the first major attractions within Arches National Park. There are beautiful sandstone walls, and amazing rock formation textures, shapes, and colors. Plan for 30 to 60 minutes depending on how quickly you're moving.

From the Park Avenue Trail parking area, you can walk up towards the lookout and admire the beauty, or you can hike down the steep path towards the canyon. The trail takes you down the wash to Courthouse Towers. You can either hike round trip to Courthouse Towers and back, or have someone drop you off at Park Avenue Trail and be picked up by the other end.

The trailhead is located on the Arches Entrance Road, 2.5 miles north of the visitors’ center, on the north side of the road. From the parking lot, follow the paved walkway 320 feet to the trail leading down to the Avenue.

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Park Avenue Trail Reviews

Make this a quick stop or a longer hike. The views from the top of Park Avenue are great as you first enter the National Park. The hike itself if you have time is great when you have two cars one to start at the top and the second staged at the bottom for a one-way hike.

This is a easy hike that you can either hike out and back or have someone pick you up at the other end. The "avenue" needs to be experienced in person to be able to understand just how big it really is.

A great hike for all ages. The trail is accessible and gives you a great taste of Arches National Park if you are short on time. Very hot in Summer so start early or go late.

Great little trail as an out and back. This is very popular with the tour buses. They leave their group on one end and wait for them on the other. Can be crowded.

I thought this was a cool, easy hike to do that takes you through some fascinating monument-like structures. Word of warning, however: if you hike it in the middle of the day during July the 2 miles feel like 8, so bring a hat and plenty of water.

This hike is not very long or strenuous, but Park Ave is one of my favorite areas in the park. The towering sandstone cliffs make you feel so small, there's nothing like it. Go during sunrise or sunset and the rocks will glow! Definitely bring your camera along.

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