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“Best of the trails”

Devils Garden Trailhead
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Arches National Park 4x4 Adventure from Moab
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Owner description: A 2.2-mile trail leading to Double O arch.
Palo Alto, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Best of the trails”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2012

This was the best trail in the park. It is a difficult trail and you must carry enough water with you.
Complete loop of about 8 miles is spectacular.

Visited November 2011
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“A lot of bang for your buck”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2012

We visited Arches on a Friday in May. We had intended to do the Delicate Arch hike but the parking lot was full (around 10:30). We proceeded down the road to the Devils Garden. All those spots were gone as well but there was a place that appeared to be "legal" (the Park information warns you that they do ticket as pulling off roadways damages fragile curst). Both Delicate Arch and Double O hikes are categorized as "strenuous" and Double O is longer so I was worried that I wouldn't make it. However, there were only a few very steep places and they didn't last long. The trail just past Landscape Arch is a good example of the hard parts (with the exception of the fins). I'm not sure how difficult the fins actually are. Going across the first time was one of the scariest things I've done in a long time. The wind was gusting at 30-40 mph. There were lots of people on the fins moving in both directions. At that point, you had no idea what would happen at the other end. On the return journey, the wind had died down, and the fins seemed almost easy - fun. The arches in the Devils Garden are lovely. The extra steps to see Partition and Navajo were well worth it. Partition had a lovely open view; Navajo was up close and sheltering. both had only a few people, as opposed to the crowds at Double O. The other side trips we did not take. This was an excellent hike not only for the arches but the vistas and beautiful landscape. Well worth the effort!

Visited May 2012
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New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great hike”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2012

This hike can be as short or long as you want. First mile is easy, then it becomes Moderate with some rock scrambling. After the second mile out it becomes Difficult and best only by experienced hikers in good shape. Full loop is 7.4 miles. Spectacular views!!

Visited May 2012
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“An easy hike to see 5 arches - a great way to start your Arches visit.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2012

Devil's Garden is located at the very end of Arches National Park. We headed here first. We did a short hike and saw 5 arches: Pine Tree, Tunnel, Landscape, Navajo and Partition. You can hike even deeper at Devil's Garden and see more arches, but we did the 1.6 mile roundtrip. There is very little elevation gain so this is a great way to start your visit at Arches. Pine Tree Arch was our favorite and Landscape Arch was great also. Landscape won't last forever - it's already pretty thin at the center and pieces have been falling off.

Visited April 2012
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salt lake city
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“The weather is perfect for hiking in the spring--NO BUGS!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

The campground at Devil's Garden was outstanding. We took the large group site and around 10 private sites for our large group of around 80 people. The bathrooms were well cared for and all the sites were very clean. There are two short hikes right in the campground. One to Broken Arch and the other to Tapestry. Beautiful area. Can't go wrong with this for beginners, children or just an hour to get out a bit before dinner. There are no showers at this camp but there are flush toilets and sinks with cold water and an big industrial sink for cleaning dishes outside. The visitor center was well worth stopping in and checking out. The rangers are very helpful and the maps, videos, and displays are perfect to orient beginning to advanced hikers and explorers. Great place to bring the bikes.

Visited March 2012
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