Double Arch, Double Arch Trailhead, Arches National Park, Utah
Double Arch - 0.5 miles
Double Arch Trailhead
|Round-Trip Length:||0.5 miles|
|Start-End Elevation:||5,103' - 5,1,65'|
|Elevation Change:||+62' net elevation gain|
Double Arch - 0.5 Miles Round-Trip
Double Arch is easily reached on a well-defined trail beginning at the northwest side of the Windows Primitive Loop Trailhead parking lot. The larger arch is 144' wide and 112' high; the smaller is 67' wide and 86' high. Together they form the third largest arch opening in the Park.
The trail moves easily along a sand and gravel path to the base of the arch. Sagebrush, pinyon and juniper line the trailside, while a shapely series of buttes known as the Parade of Elephants rise dramatically on the northern horizon.
The arches are best lit in the morning, with numerous good vantages along the trail for photo opportunities.
- N38 41.298 W109 32.302 — Double Arch Trailhead
- N38 41.501 W109 32.418 — Double Arch
- Be courteous to others taking photographs; allow fellow visitors a clear view of the attractions.
- This is a heavily used trailhead. Arrive early for parking and a measure of solitude.
Camping and Backpacking Information
- This is a day-use only area.
Directions to Trailhead
Drive 9.2 miles north of the main park entrance station and visitor center to the turnoff for the Windows and Double Arch trailheads. Make a right turn and travel another 3 miles to the Windows and Double Arch parking area.
Arches National Park
PO Box 907
Moab, Utah 84532-0907
Headquarters Phone: 435.719.2100
Phone: 435.719.2299 (recorded information)
Camping Reservation Line: 877.444.6777