Moab, Utah

Short Hike to Double Arch

0.5 Miles Total - Out-and-Back Trail

Originally added by Scott Kranz

This area has the largest collection of Arches in the world, making this a great hike to not only explore double arch, but take in a few others as well.

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 formed by downward water erosion as opposed to the more common side-to-side erosion.

The good news is that there's a fair amount of parking at the parking lot, because visitors also tend to park there to visit the Windows section of the park.

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Crowded but beautiful

Arches National Park has no shortage of beautiful, short hikes. But with that comes the crowds. Plan to visit early in the morning or late at night especially on weekends. The parking lot for this hike is large, but it does fill up fast with how many people come to visit Double Arch and neighboring hikes. Beautiful arches and landscape though! Please remember to stay on the trail and not trample the delicate crypto soil. There are signs everywhere, but I still saw so many people stepping off trail. This soil can take YEARS to grow.

Unique and Magestic

This is definitely worth a stop along your drive through the park. Be sure to walk under the arches, they're a geological wonder!

Go Early In The Morning Or Late In The Evening

A nice and easy hike to the beautiful arches. We made the mistake of going in the middle of the day when it was most crowded. Because the hike is very easy, it's a main attraction in the park. Still beautiful, though!

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

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