Place

Double Arch

Two sandstone arches connected on the left against a backdrop of blue sky.
This towering feature is the tallest arch in the park.

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Quick Facts

Bicycle - Rack, Parking - Auto, Parking - Bus/RV, Toilet - Vault/Composting, Trailhead, Wheelchair Accessible

The trail to Double Arch (0.5 mi/0.8 km roundtrip) is a relatively flat, gravel-surfaced path which leads to the base of two huge arching spans. Double Arch is an impressive feature—the tallest (112 ft/34 m) and second-longest (144 ft/44 m) arch in the park. The glorious giant is also viewable from the parking area (without hiking) and may be wheelchair accessible with assistance.

A trail climbs stairs to the upper parking lot and the Windows trailhead. Consider parking in one place and walking between the two lots, if you want to see more arches.

Parking: 

The parking lot at Double Arch regularly fill to capacity. Consider leaving and coming back at a later time if the lot is full – waiting for a spot can cause significant congestion. Avoid crowds (and the heat) by visiting in the early morning hours or late afternoon.

Accessibility:

  • Double Arch Trail is unpaved but considered barrier-free. Wheelchairs may need assistance following rain or snow, when the trail can be icy or muddy.
  • Pets are not allowed on this trail, but service animals are welcome.

Last updated: February 4, 2021