Double Arch Trail

Arches National Park, Utah

Elevation Gain190ft
Trailhead Elevation5,126ft
Elevation Min/Max5120/5279ft
Elevation Start/End5126/5126ft

Double Arch Trail

Double Arch Trail is a hiking trail in Grand County, Utah. It is within Arches National Park. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 5,126 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 190 feet. Near the trailhead there are parkings. The trail ends near the Double Arch attraction.

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

50 Best Short Hikes: Utah's National Parks (Wilderness Press)
Greg Witt
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"Double Arch is a spectacular sight and one of the most popular arches in the park. Because of its fame, if you want to have it to yourself, consider making this an early-morning or late-afternoon stop" Read more
Best Easy Day Hikes: Moab (Falcon Guides)
Stewart M. Green
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"The hike to Double Arch is short and easy. Tucked into a sweeping sandstone amphitheater, this arch is one of the most unusual in Arches National Park. The Double Arch Trail is an easy hike on a sandy trail to twin arches that span a wide amphitheater. Combine this short hike with The Windows Trail for a spectacular look at some of the park’s largest arches. Start at the trailhead on the right side of the parking area. Interpretative signs explain how Double Arch formed and detail the trail. The wide dirt trail heads northwest, descending into a sandy wash. Double Arch is directly ahead on the south side of Elephant Butte, the 5,653-foot high point of Arches National Park." Read more
Hiking Canyonlands and Arches National Parks (Falcon Guides)
Bill Schneider
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"A short walk to and under a spectacular arch. The short, mostly flat hike to Double Arch goes through scattered junipers and oaks. In the spring you might see Utah’s state flower, the sego lily, a large, single, cream-colored flower. The trail is well defined and easy to follow all the way. Along the way, off to your left, you can see the series of buttes called the Parade of Elephants." Read more

Double Arch Trail Reviews

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beautiful area the hike to the arches is very short but well worth it it is mind boggling to look at in reality
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Double arch is interesting because the two arches are set at a rather odd angle to each other, which is a little puzzling when you understand the geology of the area. There is also a nice view of the Windows from inside the arch.
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A worthwhile arch to visit, considering the shortness of the trail.

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Trail Information

Arches National Park
Nearby City
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Local Contacts
USGS The Windows Section, Moab Trails Illustrated Explorer
Local Maps