Arches National Park Trails

Moab, Utah 84532

Arches National Park Trails

Arches National Park Trails Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Arches National Park is located 5 miles north of Moab. Of the five national parks in Utah, Arches is the one most dominated by domesticated “frontcountry.” Nevertheless, park administrators now estimate that more than 70,000 acres have wilderness characteristics. The increase in recommended wilderness acreage comes from several sources, including the addition of Lost Spring Canyon’s 3,140 acres, expiration of some mineral and grazing leases, and the exchange of school trust lands within the park for other lands.

Natural stone openings are found all over the Colorado Plateau, and in other parts of the world where easily erodable stone weathers into semistable arches. But no place on earth can match Arches National Park for the dense concentration of these strangely graceful formations. Depending on what your criteria are for a measurable arch, there are about 900 stone windows, doorways, and eyes in the park. This trail guide includes descriptions of Lower Courthouse Wash."

Arches National Park Trails Trip Reports

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Had a great time @ Arches. The trails that we hiked were easy enough for our 3 year old and we packed around our 6 month old. It was a blast!
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The hike to the arch could be a little difficult if you do it in flip flops. It doesn't seem tough do to the beauty and challenge of it. It's worth it! Bring a lunch and enjoy the surroundings.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Several options
Trail Type
Skill Level
Best Spring through Fall
3,960 feet
Trailhead Elevation
5,653 feet
Top Elevation
National Park Service, Arches National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Mollie Hogans, Klondike Buttes, Merrimac Butte, Big Bend, The Windows Section, Cisco SW, Goldbar Canyon, Moab
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