Short hike; too many people in cowboy boots! I was kinda happy it rained, thinned the herd.
Managed to kind of lose the crowds in the Tower Arch/Klondike Bluffs area. FOund them again at Devils Garden. Sunrise hike to Delicate Arch wasn't terrible crowded. Hiked almost all the established trails. Would love to come back with more time and go off-trail.
Arches is so compact that my wife and I were able to hike all the trails in four days. Favorite part: Klondike Bluffs and Tower Arch.
Being that this park is on the way to one of my favorite ranges, the Henry Mountains, I've had several occasions to pass through here. Have hiked off to see a few of the arches. By the looks of this page, I'd better spend more time in the back country from now on.
Been here twice now. Went to Delicate Arch both times, one of the most beautiful pieces of rock on the planet. On the second trip, we also visited Devil's Garden--one of the most beautiful places I've ever had the pleasure of visiting--as well as Sand Dune and Broken Arches. On the first trip we briefly stopped by the Windows as well; I would recommend the park highly as one of the most scenic on the entire planet. Seriously amazing place!
Came back for a third trip this spring, visited the Windows, Delicate Arch, all of Devil's Garden except the primitive loop, and, very briefly, Sand Dune Arch. Will be back again, that is for certain.
Visited again a few days ago, hiked Delicate after lunch then spun by Windows.
This place is so big an awesome, a one day visit is hardly enough.
many nice visits, hiked to Delicate Arch several times + a few back country explorations….
Hiked to a good share of the major arches. No climbing though.....next time!
along with other Utah national parks
one of my all time favorite hikes. And I am not talking just about the arches. Every corner presents you with fantastic views. Would return anytime
Another place I never get tired of.
I've been there AS a kid, and WITH my kids. Very special place. If you like to read about an area before you visit, get Ed Abby's "Desert Solitaire." My wife and I camped and hiked there several times when we were young. A great place to go after floating Labyrinth Canyon with a Mineral Bottom exit. A magical place if you get away from the crowds, which is very easy to do.
My third visit to Arches NP, and i realized again why i love this national park so much. There are many natural arches and beautiful desert landscape to see, with many of the hikes being very accessible. I also love physically climbing onto and around many of the Arches. Plus there's great mountain biking, and the Colorado River too!
Hiked to Delicate Arch just as the sun was setting and the crowds were leaving, which was a great way to end the day. We also got out to see Park Avenue and Double-O Arch, which were awesome, too.
We came back in 2015 and did a bunch of hikes in both Arches and Canyonlands, including Devil's Garden (saw Landscape, Navajo, Partition, Tunnel, & Pine Tree Arches).
I think Arches is one of my favorite national parks. I am fortunate to live only 3 hrs away, so can visit frequently. I can't even remember how many sunsets I spend at Delicate Arch. I biked there, I climbed there, I ran there.... Just pity that dogs are not allowed (Duchess has to usually wait in the car).
Got lost, wait, not lost but wrong turn on the loop so I ended up making my own route up between some fins and caught the main trail. Kinda fun seeing all these people but you can't get to them.
I've hiked in Arches NP on two different trips and will go back. A magical area!
Arches is definitely a must see! Tons of hikes and great mountain biking in Moab as well!