Devil's Garden

User Name: kscott.j

Date: Wed 21 May 2008

Hiking Information

  • Distance: 7.2 miles all trails together
  • Elvatation Change: 856.3 ft
  • Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Time: n.a.

Trail Head Information

This hike competes with Delicate Arch as the best hike in the Arches Nation Park. The Devil's Garden area of Arches National Park contains the largest concentration of significant natural arches in the world. The parking lot only has 150 spaces so you will want to arrive early.

Here is an example of what hiking this trail was like. Please note, my brother is actually standing straight up it is the rocks that are tilted.

More views from the primitive trail.

One mile from the trail head you will encounter Landscape Arch. Landscape Arch is a must see feature of Arches National Park. Most hikers turn back after visiting Landscape Arch. However, we continued on though a primitive trail that starts and ends near Landscape Arch. It is not paved and takes some effort cross.

Here is a wide angle shot of the surrounding countryside. The primitive tail should not be traveled by those who are afraid of heights. You are required to go over one of the slick rock fins that will have a drop off of several hundred feet on each side.

At about 0.25 miles from the trail head you will encounter a spur trail to the right. This spur trail leads a short distance to Pine Tree Arch and Tunnel Arch. After checking out these arches return to the main trail. To the left is a picture of Tower Arch.

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