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The Best Arches in Arches National Park


Thursday, November 5, 2020
Arches National Park is an amazing place with fantastic scenery and more than 2000 arches of all shapes and sizes. The most popular and easily accessible arches to visit are the following.

1. Delicate Arch - The emblematic arch that is used on Utah license plates. The popular trail to Delicate Arch is three miles roundtrip. There is a sign for the trailhead on the main park road. The best light for photography is at sunset.

2. Double Arch - This massive arch is a short walk from the Windows Section parking lot. It is best experienced from inside or very close to the entrance. There is a sign for the Windows Section on the main park road.

3. Windows Arches and Turret Arch - These arches are also a short walk from the Windows Section parking lot. There are two Windows Arches, the North Window and the South Window. The best photo angle is from behind the North Window where it lines up with the Turret Arch. There is only one small place where the arches line up. It's an easy climb up from directly behind the North Window Arch. Be sure to check out the petroglyphs along the trail.

4. Corona Arch and Bowtie Arch (not in the National Park) - A local favorite, the large Corona Arch is on a very scenic trail near Moab. The trail is two miles roundtrip and the trailhead is on Highway 279 at Map Location: 38.574379, -109.632300 . Before the trailhead on Highway 279, there is also an interesting petroglyph site (watch for the sign).

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