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Double Arch

Address: Arches National Park, UT
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Driving
Owner description: Arch which requires a 4.2-mile hike through challenging terrain.
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Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Driving
Owner description: Arch which requires a 4.2-mile hike through challenging terrain.
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Longmont, Colorado
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198 reviews 198 reviews
76 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Back in the Windows section stands a grand champion - Double Arch. The trail is easy and it takes about 15 minutes to get back to this amazingly complex arch - you have to see it to believe it. If you have limited time in the park, I think this is a "must see" and highly recommend it. At sunset... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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222 reviews 222 reviews
87 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Others are right, don't overlook this when visiting Windows...its much more impressive once you get up into it. It was fun to climb and explore and experiment with the different angles for photographs. We lingered here because it provided some nice shade on a hot summer day!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

It doesn't look it from the parking lot but this is very worth the hike and provides fabulous close photo opportunities -- both posed photos of people and up close great views of the arch.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

You can good photos here. The hike is nothing. Wait for the proper light, which is late in the day. It's next to the windows and Turret arch.

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Langley City, Canada
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281 reviews 281 reviews
200 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The double arch is easy to see from the parking lot/road, but worth parking, getting out and walking up to see them up close. They are even more fun to photograph them if you get just the right angle. Walking on the red rocks is a little surreal, and it's a fun super-mini-hike up to stand right underneath them. Bonus... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This was a nice and easy hike. It was well worth getting a closer view of the arches. This is very close to the Window Arch.

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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172 reviews 172 reviews
100 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

You stand and wonder at the erosion that caused this double arch formation. From the car park you can also access the windows arches which are 'over the road'

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Ellisville, Missouri
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126 reviews 126 reviews
58 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Can't missing seeing Double Arch. It is a very short walk from the parking area (.5 miles round trip) and you can walk around in the arch. It is right by the Windows Trail (at the other end of the parking lot) and there are a lot of people around because of the short/easy hike. Don't miss this as it... More 

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Brevard County, FL
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159 reviews 159 reviews
40 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Perfect to stand beneath and get that memorable photo! Or just gaze and contemplate the power of nature!! This is really quite a large, stunning formation.

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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 October 30, 2014

In and of itself, Double Arch is another of the uniquely beautiful land forms in Arches National Park, especially when the sunrise changes the colors and shadows by the minute. But--if you happen to be there at the right time, like late October at sunrise, there is another surprise off to the right. A small hole in the rock, one... More 

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