Short Hike to Double Arch

    0.5 miles  - Out-and-Back Trail

    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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    🥇Top Contributor

    about 4 years ago

    Shoot At Night

    If you have the chance to go up to Double Arch at night it is perfect for taking star photos. You also will not have to deal with the crowds it gets during the day.


    🥇Top Contributor

    about 4 years ago

    Golden stone

    Checked it out at sunset and the colour was absolutely stunning—glowing in the late summer. As big as a cathedral. Absolutely worth visiting. Hang around and the tourist crowd will ebb.

    Night hike

    The best time to go here is once the sun has set. You won't run into too many people and you will get some good views of the stars that are out!

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