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Arches National Park Trails, UT

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Windows - Arches NP
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Author nonot
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Description: Arches Natural Park is located in south east Utah, accessed off of Highway 191 just north of Moab, Utah. All main roads in the park are paved.

If you intend to visit the Fiery Furnace Area, stop at the visitor center and get the extra permit for this area.

The main entrance road will climb up a major hill as it proceeds north. The Park Avenue Trail is accessible from either the north or south end and is the first major trail you will encounter.

Further north near the center of the park, you will find an intersection right near the Balanced Rock Parking Area. A spur road proceeding East will take you to the Windows and Double Arch. An unpaved road heading west will take you towards Eye of the Whale Arch.

Further north the main road splits into two. The northwest road takes you past the Fiery Furnace Area, towards the Broken Arch Loop area and the park campground, and to the Devil's Garden Loop. The northeast road takes you to to the trailhead for the famed Delicate Arch, or if you continue further, the Delicate Arch Vista.

The nearest gas station is in Moab.

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2011-01-28 nonot

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    When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

    Most recent Triplog Reviews
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    We started wtih Delicate Arch & the Devil's Garden Primitive Loop & then drove around hitting a variety of other areas. The stops were fairly quick and we did some short hiking. It was a good way to end our day in Arches. Our plan is the Islands District in Canyonlands the next day.
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    Spent the day, after driving up from Bluff, poking around Arches with Jen. She had never been before so we had to make it so. Misjudged the timing as well, since it had been a few years for me too, and ended up not seeing the northern end of the park before we had to book it back to GJ for the Game of Thrones premier. Overall a good time and I enjoyed visiting some old friends and showing them to her!

    Globemallows everywhere north of Moab! Several different things blooming in the park right now, including claret cup, globemallow, wood betoney, penstemon, Indian paintbrush, and single-leaf ash.
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    have wanted to visit arches national park for years, since sue and i made a road trip to the north rim, zion and bryce back in 2009
    couldn't figure out how to fit all five parks in one trip back then
    picked arches and canyonlands for this one
    a little crowded but the beauty outweighs that, especially for a one day visit
    we benefited by the free entry week celebrating 100 years of national parks
    hiked several trails and saw a lot of arches ;)
    started with devil's garden, taking in every possible side trip out to dark angel
    chose not to return on the primitive loop, as we had more to hike and sue is still recovering from a fall at work that broke her radius in two places and required surgery to install some hardware
    made scrambling a little difficult for her
    hiking on and over the rock fins was fun, and we were able to get in or under almost every arch
    most people stop after landscape arch, so it really wasn't crowded
    stopped near sand dune arch for a picnic and walked through the sand to see it
    also saw broken arch and skyline arch nearby
    drove over to delicate arch and joined the conga line heading up the trail
    fun hike, but saw several people who maybe shouldn't have been up there mid-afternoon
    we ended up giving out water away to some who needed it more - i don't normally do that, but maybe a once-in-a-lifetime experience to the unprepared?
    delicate arch was pretty cool to see, and i even got a photo without anyone else in it
    a bus load of schoolkids viewing the arch, but well behaved and one took a photo for us
    stopped by the glyphs and cabin on the way down
    drove over to the windows section next, and hiked up to the four main arches there
    stopped by courthouse butte overlook on the way out of the park for some fantastic views
    felt we got a good representation of hikes for one day, and still a few things to see if i ever make it back
    had dinner at miguel's, then did some shopping at gearhead's
    another visit to moab coffee roasters, staying in moab again

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    Map Drive
    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    From Moab, Utah take Highway 191 North about 1 mile past the bridge over the Colorado River.


    From the intersection of I70 and highway 191, take highway 191 south a little more than 25 miles.

    The park entrance is on the east side of the road.

    The Park entrance fee is (see above), good for 7 days. The Fiery Furnace permit is an extra couple of bucks per person.
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