Arches National Park Hikes


Arches National Park Hikes

Discover and explore the best hiking trails in Arches. Arches National Park has hiking trails that are perfect for every age and skill level. Many of Arches easy trails lead to picturesque viewpoints that have graced the cover of many magazines.  Some of the longer moderate and difficult hikes offer adventure far from the road and the crowds of people. Many of these hikes lead to stunning arches and other geological features that few visitors ever see.  Remember to plan accordingly for your hike. In the summertime temperatures can soar above 95 degrees and most trails in Arches have little or no shade. Make sure to carry plenty of water and know your limitations.

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Best Easy Hiking Trails in Arches
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Best Easy Hiking Trails in Arches

Discover these easy hikes in Arches National Park. These trails are great for all ages and feature incredible scenery of some of the park’s namesake features. For the best photography opportunities, hike to Delicate Arch, Skyline Arch, Balanced Rock,The Windows and Courthouse Towers in the late afternoon. Hit the trail in the early morning for the best photography of Double Arch.

Delicate Arch Viewpoint Trail

0.1 (miles)

 Easy

Out & Back

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)

Utah

Arches

Delicate Arch Viewpoint is a short family friendly and ADA accessible hike to Utah's iconic arch.

Balanced Rock Trail (ANP)

0.3 (miles)

 Easy

Loop

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)

Utah

Arches

Balanced Rock is a very easy ADA accessible and family friendly hike to a picturesque rock formation in Arches National Park.

The Windows Trail (ANP)

1 (miles)

 Easy

Loop

~200 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)

Utah

Arches

The Windows in Arches National Park is an easy family friendly hike that leads to three massive and beautiful arches.

Double Arch Trail

0.5 (miles)

 Easy

Out & Back

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)

Utah

Arches

Double Arch Trail in Arches National Park is a great hike for small children and adults alike that leads to the base of a giant arch.

Sand Dune Arch Trail

0.4 (miles)

 Very Easy

Out & Back

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)

Utah

Arches

Sand Dune Arch Trail in Arches National Park is a very easy hike to a secluded and beautiful arch. This hike a great choice for families.

Skyline Arch Trail

0.4 (miles)

 Very Easy

Out & Back

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)

Utah

Arches

Skyline Arch Trail in Arches National Park is a very easy family friendly hike that features stunning scenery.

Courthouse Wash Rock Art Panel Trail

0.5 (miles)

 Easy

Out & Back

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)

Utah

Arches

Courthouse Wash Rock Art Panel is a perfect hike for small children in Arches National Park. The trail features amazing history, wildlife and tremendous scenery.

Best Moderate Hiking Trails in Arches

These moderate trails in Arches are perfect for hikers looking to get off the beaten the path. For the best pictures, hike to Landscape Arch after your morning coffee. Head down the trail to Park Avenue later in the afternoon.

Broken Arch Trail

2 (miles)

 Easy

Loop

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)

Utah

Arches

Broken Arch Trail in Arches National Park is an easy family friendly hike that leads to stunning scenery.

Landscape Arch Trail

1.6 (miles)

 Easy

Out & Back

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)

Utah

Arches

Landscape Arch Trail in Arches National Park is wonderful family friendly hike that leads to an amazing arch.

Park Avenue Trail

2 (miles)

 Easy

Out & Back

~325 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)

Utah

Arches

Park Avenue in Arches National Park is a family friendly hike that offers up close views of towering sandstone spires.

Best Difficult Hiking Trails in Arches

Looking for adventure in Arches? Look no further. These trails are for hikers who want to escape the crowds and explore the lesser known areas that are only accessible by foot. Tower Arch, Fiery Furnace and Delicate Arch are best hiked in the afternoon if you crave awesome pictures. Double O Arch makes for a great early morning hike and the Devil’s Garden Trail is spectacular anytime of the day.

Tower Arch Trail (ANP)

3.4 (miles)

 Moderate

Out & Back

~650 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)

Utah

Arches

Tower Arch Trail in Arches National Park near Moab is a short kid friendly hike that leads to an amazing arch.

Devil’s Garden Trail (ANP)

7.2 (miles)

 Moderate

Loop

~1200 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)

Utah

Arches

Devil's Garden is a tough hike in Arches National Park that passes by 8 stunning arches. This hike kid friendly, but the entire length may be too much for young kids.

Delicate Arch Trail

3 (miles)

 Easy

Out & Back

~480 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)

Utah

Arches

Delicate Arch Trail leads the iconic symbol of Arches National Park and is great choice for families.

Double O Arch Trail

4 (miles)

 Moderate

Out & Back

~700 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)

Utah

Arches

Double O Arch is a moderate hike in Arches National Park that leads to several stunning Arches. This trail is great for families who want to explore the park.

Fiery Furnace Trail

Up to you! (miles)

 Moderate

Out & Back

Options (Elev. Δ - ft)

Utah

Arches

Fiery Furnace in Arches National Park is a great hike for those that seek adventure, solitude and cross country travel.