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Address: Arches National Park, Windows Section, Moab, Arches National Park, UT UT 84532
Phone Number: (435) 719-2299
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Activities: Driving, Hiking
Description: Section of Arches National Park that is home to juniper forest...
Section of Arches National Park that is home to juniper forest, collections of eroded sandstone formations and famous arches.
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Primitive loop is a great introduction to the park

As others have commented, this area is a great return on your investment of time and energy. The primitive loop is less traveled and offers expansive views and a quieter visit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Cameron M
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Martinez, California, United States
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Martinez, California, United States
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139 reviews 139 reviews
58 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

As others have commented, this area is a great return on your investment of time and energy. The primitive loop is less traveled and offers expansive views and a quieter visit. The arches themselves are quite accessible, unlike some others in the park, like Landscape, where the area under the arch is off-limits. We went in the late afternoon and... More 

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Ra'anana, Israel
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24 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

It's a short and easy walk with superb views of 3 magnificent arches with a 4th one not far from them. Good for morning pictures. I think it's a must in Arches NP. If you come early you avoid the crowds and can take photos without other folks or with your own :) Highly recommended

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Cos Cob, Connecticut, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
43 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I went at Sunrise yesterday and it was so amazing I came back today. I know Delicate Arch and Mesa Arch in Canyonlands have the better reputation among serious photographers, but those are harder to get to (Delicate because of the hike, Mesa because of the drive). Windows is easy. Sunrise was called for 6:45 so I left Moab at... More 

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Clearfield, Utah
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is an arch that is part of a short loop that is pretty east to hike. Beautiful scenery and well worth the stop

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Ogden, Utah
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This is probably one of our favorite spots in Arches NP. There are 7 Arches all in one spot. The hikes around them are more of a walk where you can explore and take in the scenery.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We have two young kids so the short jokes are the only way to go. We did get in some trouble chasing lizards. The ranger yelled at us and then gave us a lesson on what happens to lizards and why we need to stay on the trail. Fair enough I know better.

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Denver
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97 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We arrived late into Moab after a full day of driving. We fueled up on dinner then headed to Arches for a night hike. We have done this before and knew just where to go. We went to the Windows arch parking lot then took the easy walk to the arch. This is a favorite thing for our family to... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We took the one mile primitive hike just at sunrise and was glad we did. There were very few people in the parking area and no one else on the primitive trail. Although we had to wait until we reached the far side of Windows for a sunlit photo opportunity, it was worth it. This is a very easy hike... More 

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Torrance, California
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19 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This area is full of Arches and very easy to explore. The trail to North Window is actually easy from the parking lot. Take the primitive trail behind the windows for even more views.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We took the primitive path which goes around behind the window arch, which made the hike more interesting, about one mile in total. The Primitive hike goes to the left out of the parking lot, or continues on from the main path if you choose to take that path. Lots of parking, and a great hike for a beginner hiker.

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