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Park Avenue Trail

Arches National Park, UT
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Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
Description: The most popular hike in the park because of its ease and scenery.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I love all the beautiful colors of rocks and the way they all looked. The arches are so amazing. I still can't believe all of the rocks were under water a long time ago.

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Singapore, Singapore
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This place is so aptly named. If the arches represented delicateness, the towering huge rocks and the way they are aligned side by side on either sides into the horizon represented boldness and strength. A picture in contrast if this is what you are looking for.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Well, this trail is not a round trip. You can walk up or down, but you need another person to pick you up on the parking lot. If not you have to hike back. It is very nice place with big rock formations on both sides. My opinion is that overlook on the highest part is enough and close to... More

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New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Anyone can hike this trail. Fairly flat and easy to walk. We hiked all the way in where we saw the parking lot on the other side. Beautiful scenery and beautiful gigantic rocks! Don't miss it!

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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217 reviews 217 reviews
90 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Arches is an Amazing place but Park Avenue is probably the highlight of the whole area. The trail requires 2 people. One to walk and one to drive the car to the next parking lot. The views are best from the viewing area though. I don't think descriptions or pictures could possibly do this spot justice. All I can really... More

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South America
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

This is a great hike. It is easy walking and beautiful landscape. This was a great place to spend time teaching your kids about the science of the park. It is an example of erosion.

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Loveland, Colorado
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209 reviews 209 reviews
77 attraction reviews
823 helpful votes 823 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

If you don't want to take the hike don't fail to get out of your car and make the very short walk to the observation area. Park Avenue is, in my opinion, the greatest visual treat in the Park and pictures just do not do this justice. The depth of the view is simply breathtaking, so don't fail to get... More

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Strandhill, Ireland
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

A great easy hike, lots to see, nice & quiet. If you're on your own, you'll have to hike back the same way to the car, no problem, just as nice on the way back!

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Nootdorp
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

The park avenue trail is not too difficult because you are mainly walking on solid rocks instead of loose sand. Depending on how you can arrange transport, you can do the trail out and back, or make sure your car is at the parking area on the other side (or have someone pick you up). We did the out and... More

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Toronto, Canada
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143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

The Park Avenue Trail descends one miles into the canyon and provides a closer view. Because of its sceninc beauty and lighting, the mile long trail from Park Avenue Parking Area to Couthouse Tower is a favorited for hikers and is considered one of the most popular trails in Arches. The Courthouse Tower is an incredible series of spires that... More

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