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    Windows Trail

    Arches National Park, Utah
    Distance0.2mi
    Elevation Gain220ft
    Trailhead Elevation5,201ft
    Top5,335ft
    Elevation Min/Max5201/5335ft
    Elevation Start/End5201/5201ft

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    Amber, WA
    Ranger | 1281 pts
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    4/26/2019
    What's not to love about Arches? Every step you take gives you different perspective on the landscape as the light shows different facets of the features.
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    Holladay, UT
    Trailblazer | 9126 pts
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    11/4/2018
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    Oviedo, FL
    Adventurer | 480 pts
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    7/17/2009
    Great Hike but very crowded. Go to the Turret arch as well, and you can really climb around on the rocks. Makes for great picture taking as well.
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    Winnipeg, MB
    Trailblazer | 1370 pts
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    4/15/2008
    If visiting the Windows, you MUST hike the primitive loop. It is the only way to get a view of both Windows together.
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    Cherry Creek, ID
    Adventurer | 323 pts
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    10/20/2003
    This was a great short hike. We had some company but it wasn't a problem. I got a great shot through the turret arch to the north window. The back loop was worth the extra effort as well, with great views.
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    Bozeman, MT
    Adventurer | 321 pts
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    6/17/2003
    I don't find the trail description given to be very accurate. While we did see many people hanging out at the North Window, traffic was light on most of the trail, and nonexistant once we got onto the primitive trail that loops around the back of the windows. Literally nonexistant; not a single soul ventured back that way. And we visited in the middle of the day! My advice for avoiding the crowds at Arches is to stick with the primitive trails. It seems to scare the casual tourist off, and the trails are a real adventure. This particular trail is worth the extra mileage due to the views of the park to the east, and the dramatic views of the two windows, towering much higher above from the back side. There is some shade to be found, but don't forget to bring water. The last bit of the trail runs through deep sand before coming out in the parking lot.
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    Trail Information

    Arches National Park
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    Arches National Park
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    Kid-friendly
    Accessibility
    Easy
    Skill Level
    Arches National Park, The Windows Section
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    USGS Arches National Park
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