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Arches National Park Experience

Arches National Park Experience

America’s National Parks have some of the best hiking anywhere — and here in Utah, we're lucky enough to have the Mighty 5® Parks in our backyard.  

Most hikes in Arches National Park are day hikes. The most popular hike at Arches is to the most famous on the planet, Delicate Arch, a mile and a half and a 500-foot climb from the parking lot.  The Devil’s Garden primitive loop is the longest trail in Arches (7.2 miles) and passes the longest natural span in the world, Landscape Arch.  Short hikes can be found at the Windows section, Park Avenue, or to Skyline and Sand Dune Arches; a more off-the-beaten-path experience can be found by hiking to Tower Arch.  All you need for these hikes is a sturdy pair of shoes and plenty of water. 

To Hike

To Hike

hike |hīk|
noun
1 a long walk, especially in the country or wilderness.

I hike.

It’s one of my favorite things to do; hiking has brought me to places I’d never visit otherwise and has given me unforgettable experiences. I’ve seen, heard, felt, smelled, and yes, even tasted things that I would have missed had I not been hiking. I’ve met some amazing people while hiking, and learned much about plants, animals, birds, rocks, clouds, wind, rain, snow—all because of hiking. I’ve taken hour-long hikes for a bit of exercise, or just to clear my head. I’ve also hiked for a couple weeks or months on end just to be one with nature and celebrate life; I call this “wilderness therapy.” I’ve discovered ancient artifacts and even a previously undocumented natural bridge. But the best discovery of all? Myself.