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Address: Arches National Park, Devils Garden Section, Moab, Arches National Park, UT UT 84532
Phone Number: (435) 719-2299
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A 2.2-mile trail leading to Double O arch.

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Primitive Trail review... Don't believe TA's "Guide" rating

(I've included two hyperlinks with my comments; I'm not sure if tripadvisor allows them. If not, the "guide" is easily found on tripadvisor, and a quick google search will bring... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Tucson, Arizona

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

(I've included two hyperlinks with my comments; I'm not sure if tripadvisor allows them. If not, the "guide" is easily found on tripadvisor, and a quick google search will bring up the Primitive Trail description by the National Park Service.) I'm really uncertain as to why a "trailhead" needs a review; there are a couple of signs and a porta-potty... More 

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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did this trail in january and used the premitive trail as a return path. It is a very challenging 👣. The rocks were covered with a lot of snow and ice. There are portions which are hardly passable in winter because of ice on very steep slopes. Besides this we lost a trail a couple of times, we were... More 

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Thank Michael B
Auckland, New Zealand
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153 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Described as a primitive trail, we weren't sure what to expect. It turned out to be our favourite hike from the 9 National Parks we visited. We got to see a number of arches including Broken Arch and Sand Dune Arch. But by far the highlight was scaling up the rock fin ridge with drops either side and to-die-for views... More 

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Cottonwood Heights, Utah
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

The first time I took the primitive trail hike, I was emotionally spent at the end of the loop. MULTIPLE arches, tons of fins, vast views. . . wow!, Comments: I like to do the loop counter clockwise when dry. Having just completed my first winter loop (clockwise), I am not sure how I feel about the hike (or in... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

What I didn't know about Arches NP was that besides the famous arches, the park is filled with fins, which look exactly like their name suggests-- giant stone fins. The rock that the fins are made of gives the feet a lot of grip, making it easy and so much fun to climb the fins! The Devils Garden Loop Trail,... More 

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Thank Inna1119
Groningen, The Netherlands
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33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

This was one of the coolest hikes with the best views we've done on our holiday, but it really is not for people who are easily scared or not fit. We hiked the primitive trail, and please beware: it really can be dangerous if you don't watch your step. There is one extremely tricky part with a very very narrow... More 

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I loved this hike! We never saw another person on the primitive section which added to the experience. There were a few challenging spots, one included my husband using his hands to help me with my foothold to scale the rock around a pool of water. I don't know how he scaled the same rock without assistance.... More 

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Thank suez12
Saskatchewan
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

early october we did the devils garden trail including the primitive part of the trail. as other reviews have said it is challenging but it was well worth it in our opinion.....were mid 50s reasonable condition as far as being able to walk the 7 or 8 miles required... we did the hike clockwise as far as the primitve loop... More 

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Thank saskguy096
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

We did the trail to Double-O-Arch as a return hike and went the same way back we came. The primitive part of the trail is very beautiful but requires a certain surefootedness. There are steep inclines and exposed rocks to go and if you are afraid of heights it could be a challange. On the other hand you are rewarded... More 

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Thank Jans R
Springfield, Ohio
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157 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This trail gets you to the Landscape Arch and the Double O Arch. The trail itself to the Landscape Arch isn't bad - it's just under a mile one-way. Some ups and downs but not too bad. Not much shade. Be sure to take water with you. Also, be sure to wear shoes with a good sole - not slick.... More 

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