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Landscape Arch - 6 members in 16 triplogs have rated this an average 3.5 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Sep 12 2022
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48 male
 Joined Apr 30 2008
 Tucson, AZ
Landscape ArchSoutheast, UT
Southeast, UT
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azdesertfatherTriplogs 900
Hiking2.60 Miles 361 AEG
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On this hike I didn’t do the full Devils Garden loop but did see Tunnel, Pine Tree, and Landscape arches, and from Landscape catch a glimpse of an arch just beyond it. Left there and also saw Skyline Arch.
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Jun 15 2022
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69 male
 Joined Jun 27 2015
 Tucson, Arizona
Devils Garden Trail, UT 
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markthurman53Triplogs 662
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We had planned a longer hike in the Devils Garden area but we wanted to do Delicate Arch again since Ginny didn't get to see it on our first trip. We ended up going to Tunnel Arch, Pine Tree Arch and Landscape Arch. All easy trails paved most of the way. There is a lot more to see in the Devils Garden area, about 7 miles of trail worth and a lot more arches, it will have to wait for another day. The park map shows all these trails and would make for an interesting loop hike. A bit warm out in the 80's, would probably be better to hike Arches NP in the winter, early Spring or late Fall.
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 Joined Mar 12 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Devil's Garden - Primitive Loop - Arches NPSoutheast, UT
Southeast, UT
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John9LTriplogs 1,640
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This was the main hike of the day and well worth the effort. We headed in and skipped the side hike to Tunnel Arch & Pine Tree Arch. We would hit them on the hike out. Landscape Arch came into view and we started our lasso loop opting for a counter clockwise loop.

The going is fairly easy as you follow a defined trail that drops down and makes a loop. We detoured over to Private Arch and took a short break. From there we continued and detoured over to Dark Angel. Both are cool geological features worth exploring. From the trail junction near Double O Arch we started our return. Along the way we stopped to check out Navajo Arch, which was my favorite, and Partition Arch. We continued our return and took the side trip to Pine Tree Arch & Tunnel Arch. We arrived back to the TH around mid-afternoon.

This is an excellent loop that has a handful of amazing arches and wonderful scenery. The loop is great but not necessary to see the best arches like Navajo & Double O. After this hike we drove around the rest of the park seeing Skyline Arch & Double Arch. Great trip to Arches!
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Nov 09 2016
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34 male
 Joined Sep 30 2015
 Carrboro, NC
Landscape ArchSoutheast, UT
Southeast, UT
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afrankieTriplogs 128
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We set camp before our hike which reduced our hiking window for the afternoon, so we couldn't complete the full primitive loop; however, we had a place to sleep so i'll take that tradeoff. So we took the Devil's Garden trail out to Double Arch, and then swung underneath the Partition Arch on the way back. A few parts of the trail once beyond the Landscape Arch felt primitive - there was slickrock climbing and a couple areas where you needed to slightly hoist yourself up. A fun hike that spices up after the first mile. Beyond the Double Arch is a recessed hollow that made for a nice snack spot and views to the north through the arches. Highly recommend you at least get beyond the Landscape Arch if you can (as many don't considering this is the largest arch).
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Apr 28 2016
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 Joined Jan 07 2010
 Chandler, AZ
April 28th hikes, UT 
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Mike_FelsTriplogs 487
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Our first day in Arches Nat'l Mon. we did a short hike at Park Avenue.

A hike to North, South, Turret and Double Arch. Between Turret and Double the rain turned to hail with 50 to 60 mph winds. The pea sized hail being driven horizontally against the face felt like being scrubbed with course sandpaper. It hurt.

A short hike around Balanced rock.

And another to Tunnel Arch and Pine Tree Arch. Bad weather forced us to turn back before reaching Landscape Arch.
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Apr 20 2016
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64 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Arches National Park TrailsSoutheast, UT
Southeast, UT
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trekkin_geckoTriplogs 3,583
Hiking12.25 Miles 2,300 AEG
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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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Dec 27 2014
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42 female
 Joined Jan 18 2011
 In the Wild
Landscape ArchSoutheast, UT
Southeast, UT
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LucyanTriplogs 1,150
Hiking2.00 Miles 63 AEG
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Sep 26 2014
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66 male
 Joined Jan 23 2008
 Phoenix, AZ
Devil's Garden - Primitive Loop - Arches NPSoutheast, UT
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AZWanderingBearTriplogs 700
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First hike of what would turn out to be a really fun day in Arches. We hit the trailhead pretty early since it was going to be an unseasonably warm day. The trailhead parking lot was already crowded, but the folks on the trail thinned out quickly as we headed out.

Landscape Arch was great. Took a peak at Partition Arch. Navajo Arch is a little jewel. It was the first one we could walk under, touch, explore. The trail took us along the top of some of the fins making the hiking part of the hike interesting and fun.

Double O Arch was fun to explore. Tried to take some fun photos. We took the spur over to Dark Angel. We'd thought to do the primitive trail back to turn it into a lollipop, but a huge group appreared suddenly and we decided the primary trail was looking better since we had lots of other plans for the day.

Stopped off by Pine Tree and Tunnel Arches. Lots more folks on the trail as we got close to the trailhead. Was getting warm, so we had some cool drinks and a snack. Devil's Garden had started us out right.
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Jul 26 2014
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64 male
 Joined Jan 15 2010
 Scottsdale, AZ
Landscape ArchSoutheast, UT
Southeast, UT
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leonesiegelTriplogs 292
Hiking1.00 Miles 63 AEG
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Had hoped to do the entire loop but temps and injuries prevented this.
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Oct 17 2013
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72 male
 Joined May 04 2004
 Mesa, AZ
Devil's Garden - Primitive Loop - Arches NPSoutheast, UT
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CannondaleKidTriplogs 2,280
Hiking8.00 Miles 1,268 AEG
Hiking8.00 Miles   5 Hrs   26 Mns   1.80 mph
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Our short touristy hike to Double Arch, The Windows and Turret Arch two days ago simply whet our appetite for more Arches, so after a Canyonlands hike in between we returned for the longest hike in Arches National Park, the Devils Garden Primitive Loop, which by necessity returns via the Double O Trail.

We were a bit slow getting moving this morning so by time we made the 70 miles from the cabin we were staying, we were lucky to get a parking spot at the trail-head, with barely a half-dozen spots open. We hit the trail right away but the crowds were already forming so we kept a good pace. We were about to turn onto the Primitive Trail but off to the left I caught a glimpse of Landscape Arch, and thinking people would soon be all over it we took a short jaunt out the Double O Trail to take some photos. It turns out after one section of the arch had fallen people are no longer allowed any closer than the trail itself so our view was unfettered. Then looking up the trail we saw the hordes of people on the first fin so decided to go back to the intersection and head on out the Primitive Trail first and return via the Double O.

The first half mile of the Primitive Trail gave us a surprise with the flat silty-sand trail because the park brochure warned us to expect narrow ledges and slick-rock scrambling. Ah yes, that will come soon enough, but first we make an easy descent toward Black Canyon and follow the creek bed for a while. As the walls closed in we got the sense we would be forced to climb soon.

The first climb was very easy and we were soon back in the sandy wash. Then we come around a corner and are faced with a bowl with a small pool of water maybe 2-3' deep. It appeared someone had already attempted to skirt around the pool but had fallen in with a big splash so with a steep wall on the left I cast my eyes up the slope to the right. It was easy enough to climb the slick-rock but it looked too steep down the other side. So I dropped back down and took another look at the pool. There were two large driftwood logs in it so I figured I'd check to see how stable they were. I got just over halfway around the less-steep side and the log started to move away from me. As I began to slide toward the water it was all I could do to make a quick hop back and just get the soles of my shoes wet. Dang! Wet sand on the soles is going to make things more difficult now.

By this time a few more hikers had arrived and it became a group effort to figure this out. By getting as far around the pool as I did, I got a side view of the slope I had first thought was too steep and realized it wasn't that bad. So after walking around on dry sand enough to clean off my soles, I scaled the easy part of the slick-rock and started down the other side, sliding on my butt. About 6 feet from the bottom I saw soft sand and just ran down the rest of the way, which worked out great. As well as it worked for me, none of the others were about to duplicate it, so it took some time for the rest to slowly slide down. A younger couple quickly made tracks while Tracey and I followed with a Park Ranger and an older guy we thought was hiking with her.

A little more easy cruising then began the climbs, the first being quite simple. When we came to the second one we were faced with a hundred foot walk/climb along a half-shoe width ledge before having to change direction and climb the same distance above the first section. The older guy didn't waste a moment before saying nope, I'm turning back! I wasn't too sure myself and hesitated but Tracey was not about to turn around so I just got on with it and realized it was over with so fast I didn't have time to be scared. That's when I realized the guy was going to have much more trouble climbing the other direction past the pool of water than this climb and thought, good luck!

Now that the guy had turned back we realized the Ranger hadn't been hiking with him, she was just taking the loop on her first day back after the shutdown. And so the rest of the hike we had our own very knowledgeable tour guide who showed us things not listed on any of the informational park brochures. See the photoset for the goodies.

When we reached Dark Angel an overweight man & his ~8 year old daughter arrived as well and asked if we had seen a group of Boy Scouts. The agreed meeting point was Dark Angel and they had been ahead of him. Oh well, we set off on the return trip and moments later a hiker came up to the ranger and said he was probably going to make her day more difficult and told her someone in the group of Boy Scouts had a bad ankle sprain. Although this ranger basically gave tours and informational talks to grade-school children and did not have First Aid supplies, we took off to see if we could help.

Just on the other side of Double O Arch the ranger located, wouldn't you know it, not a Boy Scout but one of the three leaders. By this time another hiker with some knowledge of sprains had already got his ankle wrapped, but upon attempting to stand the guy got light-headed, so it was obvious he wasn't going to be hobbling far without real help. That's when the overweight guy showed up, and since he sold orthotics and happened to be wearing one as a preventive for a weak ankle, he gave it to the other guy to put on. That's when I realized of the three leaders we really only had one who seemed fit and qualified to deal with not only the situation, but now we have a group of young boys milling around with no common goal (reaching Dark Angel), plenty of energy, fit to be tied and simply ready to find whatever trouble they could to stay occupied.

Anyway, the Ranger got out her radio but being in a low spot she told them she would climb up on the fin (which was part of the return trail) to make a connection. Whether it was battery issues or what, she didn't know but trying both batteries she had it did no good so she tried her cell but no joy there either. Although I had not been carrying my cell phone on any of our hikes, for some reason I dropped it into the bottom of my pack that morning. So I dug it out and what do you know, I had a good signal. I figured it was due to I-70 being in our line-of-sight and probably cell towers somewhere along the highway.

So I gave it to the Ranger to call the Park office. It took some time to get through, but it wasn't who she needed to contact so asked them to call that person and have him call her back. To make a long story short, suffice to say it took 45 minutes to make contact and be assured somebody would be coming to assist, although we had no idea in what way they would. Since the Ranger was already over her allotted hours for the day she continued on back with us. About a mile from the trail-head we met two Rangers with a pair of rubber tipped crutches. Hmmm, they were about to have some fun helping the guy hobble up and down the fins.
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Oh well, by then it was none of my concern.

[Rant]However, it just brought to mind that over the last 11 years since I moved to AZ there has not been one single occasion where I encountered Boy Scouts where most of all of the leaders simply had no clue what being a scout leader entails. I saw incompetence, ignorance, little if any First Aid equipment or knowledge, no clue how to deal with energetic young boys and in a few cases, practically gave up when they couldn't figure out how to deal with a situation. One time after helping pull their vehicle up from where it was to drop down 50+ feet, what does the guy do but drive it off again 100 yards later... At that point, having already wasted an hour we simply drove off to let them figure it out on their own.[/Rant Over]
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I guess I'm old enough that back in my day our leaders were very experienced and well qualified. I suppose they don't have that any more so it reverts back to, ok, this parent hasn't helped out in a long time so it's his turn. (And that's whether they are qualified or not)

We had a great time with the Ranger and when we found out she had relatives in the Valley and comes down from time to time we exchanged information and offered to be her guide when in town.

Again I posted just 40 photos here on HAZ.
Full set of 121 hike photos: http://changephoenix.com/jpserver/web/public/file.php?id=615
Devils Garden video: http://changephoenix.com/jpserver/web/public/file.php?id=616
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Sep 28 2012
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64 male
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 Mesa, AZ
Landscape ArchSoutheast, UT
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paulhubbardTriplogs 183
Hiking1.00 Miles 63 AEG
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On the way to see Delicate Arch at sunset, we had time to take in Landscape Arch. Challenging light in the late afternoon here, this one would be best at sunrise.
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Apr 16 2012
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41 female
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 Yuma, AZ
Landscape ArchSoutheast, UT
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Dec 27 2011
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 Joined Mar 31 2002
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Landscape ArchSoutheast, UT
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desertgirlTriplogs 442
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Quick hike up to the arch ...
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Aug 30 2011
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43 male
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 Marana, AZ
Landscape ArchSoutheast, UT
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Jim_HTriplogs 2,005
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Drove up to Moab to meet the folks on their vacation. Did some short tourist walks to some arches on Monday, and this on Tuesday (today). Busy but nice. I entered Arches in 2003 and left almost immediately. Enjoyed it this time. Last time, a ton of RVs an minivans clogging the places. Still a lot of RVs, but fewer people in general and virtually no minivans.
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Jul 04 2011
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42 male
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Landscape ArchSoutheast, UT
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AndreyPTriplogs 284
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Midday full heat hike. Went only as far as Landscape Arch and then back.
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Jun 03 2009
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Devil's Garden - Primitive Loop - Arches NPSoutheast, UT
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