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Truly spectacular area of the park!

The Park Avenue area is at the very beginning of the park. There is parking at the trailhead, and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Travel_Addict_Cyprus
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Michigan
First Port Of Call After Entering The Park

From the park entrance the scenery is spectacular as you climb the steep hill and marvel at the... read more

Reviewed December 1, 2018
Weekend_Roamer1
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The most popular hike in the park because of its ease and scenery.
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Arches Scenic Drive, Arches National Park, UT 84532
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Park Avenue area is at the very beginning of the park. There is parking at the trailhead, and also an overlook that provides a glimpse of the spectacular rock formations in this area. Some reviewers say that you don't have to hike the short...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 1, 2018

From the park entrance the scenery is spectacular as you climb the steep hill and marvel at the sheer rock faces that reach all the way to the sky. Parking for about 30 vehicles at the Viewpoint and Trailhead and it really depends on how...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

We ran out of time to do hiking in this area but was able to stop at this overlook near sunset. It is stunning. Make time to stop.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 25, 2018

This section of the park is referred to as Park Avenue. There is a east walking trail to get you up close to the features.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 24, 2018

As you enter Arches National Park, you don't have to drive very far to see this awesome site. I did not have the opportunity to walk the trail as I visited this toward the approaching sunset. It was amazing to see how the vertical walls...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely little trail. All the better if you can persuade someone to drive the car to the bottom to save you the walk back up. You are surrounded by weird and wonderful rock formations but the star of the show has to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

This was our first hike in the park and it really set the atmosphere for the rest of the park. There are no arches but the different rock formations were amazing. We started from the top observation area and walked down the wash about 3/4...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 2018

The first feature of Arches National Park after entering the park and passing the visitor center—not counting Moab Fault, which actually runs outside the park's boundaries—is Park Avenue. An on-site viewpoint offers breathtaking views of a hiking trail that follows the bottom of a canyon...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed September 7, 2018

This was our first stop once we entered Arches and it did not disappoint. Loved all the colors of the rocks

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

I didn’t walk the entire trail, it was just at sunset, but a still got great views and pictures. You can definitely tell why it’s named Park Avenue. I with a had more time to explore here. What I did see was fantastic

Date of experience: May 2018
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mtnwriter
Hendersonville, NC
Arches, Canyonlands or Dead Horse for final morning in Moab? (6 Replies)
Hey folks, As part of my cross-country road trip next year, I'll be leaving Bryce Canyon mid-morning on Sunday, Sept. 30 and doing the long, scenic drive (12/24/70/191) to Moab to visit Arches. Will do Park Avenue trail when I arrive before sunset, have dinner at the brewery, hit the sack early, then spend all day Monday in the park doing full Devil's Garden Trail in the morning, Delicate Arch late afternoon and then hang out by Windows section and/or Balanced Rock for sunset. I'd like to...More
September 28, 2011|
Response fromTumbleweedandCactus|
A lot of this is just personal opinion but hopefully will help. Delicate Arch is a great sunset spot - probably one of the most culturally significant locations/times of day in the park. That also translates to lots of people. But it's a magical time. I also like Windows more at sunrise. Park Avenue is good anytime, but sunrise there is especially amazing as the sun comes up directly over the desert to the east illuminating the rock. At sunset, it goes down early there because you're on the...More
Travel_Addict_Cyprus
Michigan
Which are your favorite hikes and/or arches and why? (10 Replies)
Planning a 12-day trip this coming December, where we will visit national parks in Arizona, Utah and New Mexico. We are starting with 1 full day in Monument Valley and 3 days in Moab to visit Arches, Canyonlands, and some other amazing sights such as Dead Horse State Park, Corona Arch, Wilson Arch, Castle Valley and perhaps Colorado Riverway. Which hikes and/or arches would you recommend in Arches National Park? I am already liking the following: *Delicate Arch *Park Avenue Trail How...More
March 17, 2018|
Response fromjane s|
The Windows section in Arches, Delicate Arch Trail from Wolfe Ranch, Devil's Garden to Landscape Arch. You could do all in one day, in that order. You're interested in Park Ave, so you could start there, then go to the Windows, after that you could go to Devil's Garden and leave Delicate Arch for a sunset hike.
failed_wizard
Discworld
Arches & More (14 Replies)
Hello All, We are hoping to be at Arches National park later in December (27th and 28th) and we'd be driving down to Page on the 29th during the day. I am hoping to get some advise on what I could cover on the way to Page. Broken arch, Park avenue trail, Double arch, Landscape arch, North and South Windows and Delicate arch by Sunset - Is there something else that you would recommend given our time in the park ?? Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park - I read in some forums that doing...More
December 22, 2008|
Response fromTumbleweedandCactus|
Most of what you have in Arches is relatively close. Sunset at Delicate Arch is a must. But you're also a quick drive to Canyonlands or Dead Horse Point State Park. A sunrise at Dead Horse Point looking down on the Colorado River would be spectacular and you can drive right up to it. You could easily leave Moab at 6:45 and hit that for the 7:45-8:00 a.m. sunrise then get over to Arches. You have an aggressive schedule to get to Page in a day and still do things. But here's a few thoughts....More