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Park Avenue Trail

Address: Arches National Park, UT
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Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: The most popular hike in the park because of its ease and scenery.
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Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: The most popular hike in the park because of its ease and scenery.
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

While this easy mile hike has absolutely stunning views of the formations from below, don't forget to check out the stone you're walking on. There are amazing things to see literally in all directions here. This is a truly magical area, although you're unlikely to see it alone even during off season.

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Ellisville, Missouri
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126 reviews 126 reviews
58 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We started at the Park Avenue Viewpoint and hiked to the Courthouse Tower parking lot and back. If you have 2 vehicles you can do a one-way but it is not a long hike (2 miles round trip). There are not any arches here but the views are still beautiful of the sandstone walls. And the view changes as the... More 

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Ohio, USA
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367 reviews 367 reviews
131 attraction reviews
550 helpful votes 550 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is an easy, short hike. It can be done as an out-and-back starting at either the Park Avenue Viewpoint (south end) or the Courthouse Tower view point (north end). If you have two vehicles, you could do a one-way, point-to-point hike as well, but honestly, it is only two miles so why make it so complicated. Besides, I always... More 

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peachtree city, ga
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Perhaps the best thing about Park Avenue at Arches is that it is the first major stop in and the last out of the park. Thus, you have ample opportunities to view this magnificent scene with all kinds of lighting and shadows. The trail is relatively easy, winding down from the parking area to the Courthouse Viewpoint. But whether you... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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141 reviews 141 reviews
80 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We hiked the Park Avenue trail later in the afternoon. It's a gorgeous area, and the hike is not very difficult. That being said, because it was late in the afternoon, there were significant shadows cast over the valley making photography difficult in many places. Park Avenue is a great way to start an adventure at Arches National Park. But... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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152 reviews 152 reviews
20 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The hike showcased all the different colors, textures and shapes of Arches. Being able to see the path of the water thousands and thousands of years ago to different formations, shadows and the way this place was formed was both amazing and breathtaking.

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Chatham, Illinois
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160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The hike was hard at some points, but easy at others. If you have a little kid, you probably should not go on this one because there are dangerous areas where they could wander off. The scenery is great and it's a nice walk. Watching the sun move in the morning and the sunlight cover the rocks -- stunning. It... More 

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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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62 reviews 62 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
33 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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