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Address: Park Entrance Road, Moab, Arches National Park, UT UT 84532
Phone Number: +1 435-719-2299
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Activities: Hiking
Description: The most popular hike in the park because of its ease and scenery.

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WORTH A VISIT

I didn't find the walk to this site challenging. I wore hiking shoes. I took plenty of pictures. It's worth the effort to get here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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Boca Raton, Florida
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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I didn't find the walk to this site challenging. I wore hiking shoes. I took plenty of pictures. It's worth the effort to get here.

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Torrance, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This trail does have steep steps at the top, so if you are nervous about steps, just take it from the bottom up. However,I find that having trekking poles is really helping me on steps these days and I was able to comfortably go up and back. This canyon is full of amazing patterns carved by the water. The rock... More 

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Montville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I entered Arches National Park from the Southwest. I have a senior pass so it was one of the perks you get when you get old, a free pass to the National Parks. When you enter the park you get a map. Study the map carefully so that as you are driving along you can recognize where you are and... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

It's only a mile each way but easy'ish walking. We did the round trip and being in amongst the rocks you see such different views than anything you'd see from the car park.

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Longmont, Colorado
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

What a valley. You park at the head of a valley of rock formations on either side of you. A gradual paved trail leads to an overlook, and from there can walk the length of the entire valley if you choose. Most walk one way and there is a parking lot at the other end of the trail where you... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I love the drive down there. I also took a little side trip and met up with my partner who came to pick me up. It is my favorite in Arches

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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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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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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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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38 helpful votes 38 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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