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Landscape Arch – Arches National Park
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Overview
Location

Arches National Park

Sights

3 large arches

Distance

2.4 miles out and back

Parking Lot Elevation

5,089

Summit Elevation

5,229

Elevation Gain/Loss

267

Time Required

45 minutes to a couple hours

Pets

No

Fees

$25 park entrance fee

Water Info

Bring your own

Best Season

Any

Sun Exposure

Wear sunscreen

Trail Condition

Well traveled dirt and sand trail

Restrooms

At trail head

Visitor Center

Yes

Camping

Yes

Food

No

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Driving Directions



The Trail:

Landscape Arch is the longest in Arches National Park, and the second longest natural arch in the world having recently been declared longer than Kolob Arch in Zion. It is 290 feet wide. This hike is a small portion of the Devils Garden hike in Arches. Devils Garden is great but the shorter, and more friendly hike is to do an out and back hike to Landscape Arch and two smaller arches along the way. The trail starts at the Devils Garden trail head which is at the end of the park roads in the north part of Arches. There is also a large campground here but reserve your spot well in advance if you want to camp. The trail immediately starts hiking through the large fins that are common in the park.

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There will be a small sign soon after the beginning to two small arches that are a must do side trip.

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The first you will see is Tunnel Arch.

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Next is Pine Tree Arch. Then back to the main trail.

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There is a lot of classic sandstone scenery along this trail.

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The crowning jewel of the hike is of course Landscape Arch. This is probably the second most famous behind only Delicate Arch. Its an amazing sight to take in.

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The Return:

If you are not doing the full Devils Garden hike then turn around after seeing the arch and enjoy the easy walk back to you car.

 


Personal Thoughts:

This is a great hike that can be done by most anyone with short distance and minimal elevation gain. Just be prepared for the hot summer temps if you visit in summer. This is definitely one of Utah’s iconic sights and should be seen by everyone.

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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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