I had read this was an adventurous hike so I was surprised that the beginning of the hike (think about .5 miles) was totally flat - basically a sandy sidewalk. There is plenty to see but not exciting. The trail gets much more fun once you start going up the steep trail after Landscape Arch right beyond the fence. This is steep section and you need a decent pair of shoes - none of us have hiking boots but all have trail running shoes which were fine. Also, water is essential - especially in the summer. We hiked it in the middle of the day in July only because it rained and then was cooler and overcast. Would be very challenging if we had hiked in full sun and normal temperatures. Also, would not recommend going up this trail when wet. We let the rain pass and waited for the path to dry before attempting to climb up. The sand makes wet surfaces treacherous.
We really enjoyed walking along the top of the fins - reminded me of Angel's Landing - a bit wider and not as dramatic (no 1400 ft drop off) but exceptional views and fun. Also there are no chains so completely unspoiled. We turned around after reaching Double O - really wish we would have done the Primitive Trail Loop - but didn't even anticipate hiking this trail so everything was a bonus. My favorite trail in the park - we also did Fiery Furnace (ranger led) and Delicate Arch.
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