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Arches National Park, UT
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Activities: Driving, Hiking
Owner description: Section of Arches National Park that is home to juniper forest, collections of eroded sandstone...
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Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Activities: Driving, Hiking
Owner description: Section of Arches National Park that is home to juniper forest, collections of eroded sandstone formations and famous arches.
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Tucson, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is a nice hike to see Turret Arch and North and South Window Arch. This was the only crowded hike we encountered at Arches National Park.

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Charlton, MA
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27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Every arch we visited was tremendous. I can not say enough about Arches National Park. My wife and I enjoyed all eight hours we spent in the park. I must have taken hundreds of photos of all the natural wonders.

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Miller Place, New York
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48 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Terrific view! You can walk right up to the "north window" and the "south window" and from "turret arch" you turn around and can see both windows so beautifully in the distance. I'm not able to walk great distances so these arches are accessible to all and very special as well.

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

There are 3 arches on the Windows Trail, the North Window Arch, South Window Arch and the Turret Arch. The Double Arch is also nearby (at the other end of the parking lot) so be sure not to miss it. The trail is very short (1 mile round trip) and you can walk right up to the arches (a treat... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
50 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We visited Windows, Delicate Arch and Landscape Arch in Arches National Park. Windows was my second favourite after Delicate Arch. We got there early in the morning (probably before 9am) before the parking lot got busy, and was able to get photos of ourselves in the North Window without other people in it. We also visited South Window and Turret... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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192 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Walking to the north and south window arches is pretty easy and they are large arches. The view through them is fantastic. Worth doing.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This was a fun easy little hike and the windows were very cool. This was a very good place to start and take pictures.

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London
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91 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

These are both accessible and nice to see. See them from the main path (from the parking lot) and also take the one around the back of them. It gives you the chance to put them in context of the landscape.

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

The window arches are very picturesque, and they are accessible via a short hike from the parking lot. There is a decently large area where you can hike around the window arches. Note that the south window is particularly crowded. We had to wait some time to take a picture of it without other people around. This is also due... More 

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Dublin, California
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128 reviews 128 reviews
59 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Unlike other Arches which required strenuous hikes, the Windows Arch can be easily walked up and enjoyed, right at the bottom of the huge circular opening of the Arch, and you can see the valley on other side of the Arch. Taking pictures while walking up the trail was quite pleasant.

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