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    Arches

    National Park Utah

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Hiking

Hikers return from a visit to Double Arch
Hikers return from a visit to Double Arch
NPS Photo by Neal Herbert
 

Arches contains a variety of hiking trails. Ranging in length and difficulty, these trails provide access to outstanding viewpoints and many of the park's famous features, including Balanced Rock and Delicate Arch. In many cases, trails travel under arches, affording quite a different perspective than what is visible from a car.

Easy Trails
Moderate Trails
Long Trails

The Fiery Furnace
The Fiery Furnace is an area of the park that has no established hiking trails, signs, or maps. Exploring this area requires careful navigation, physical agility and a hiking permit (fee charged).

Watch Your Step!

Help us protect biological soil crusts during your visit. Please walk on trails, rock or in sandy washes (where water flows when it rains), and keep all vehicles and bikes on designated roads.

Did You Know?

Graffiti-free Zone

Even though graffiti is prohibited by law, rangers and volunteer groups spend hundreds of hours every year removing it in Arches. Please join us in protecting the park by not leaving your mark. If you discover graffiti in the park, please let us know. Otherwise, make memories, take pictures, but leave no visible trace of your visit. More...