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Double Arch – Arches National Park
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Overview
Location

Arches National Park

Sights

Huge arches

Distance

0.52 miles out and back

Parking Lot Elevation

5,086

Summit Elevation

5,138

Elevation Gain/Loss

52

Time Required

15-45 minutes

Pets

No

Fees

$25 dollar park entrance fee

Water Info

None

Best Season

Any

Sun Exposure

Full sun. Bring protection

Trail Condition

Well traveled dirt path

Restrooms

At trail head

Visitor Center

Yes

Camping

Yes

Trail Map



The Trail:

Double Arch is one of the most famous features in Utah national parks. It is the tallest arch in the park and has been in several movies, the most famous of them is, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. It is a very easy quarter mile walk each way. From the parking area you can see the arches but they are much more spectacular up close.

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During your walk if you look back you can get a glance at north window arch, and the La Sal Mountains.

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As you get closer you can see why it is called double arch.

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The larger span is 148 feet wide and 104 feet high. Take the time to get a good view. It’s really awesome.

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The Return:

Return back on the trail you came.

 


Personal Thoughts:

This is a must do if you have not seen it. Its an incredible arch and very easy hike for families.

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About The Author
Josh1990
I love adventure! I live in Cache Valley, Utah. Do you have questions on any of my Treks? Email me @ joshua.oyler@gmail.com

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