Double Arch, Arches National Park, Utah

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Arches National Park is one of the few places I’ve been to that feels like a different planet. The red rock walls and sandstone arches are monoliths of a different era.

One of the things I most appreciate about Arches National Park, is the breadth of its hiking options. There the extensive back country with multi-day trails or the parking lot pull outs with quick and easy access. I bet you can guess where we headed with the tots.

Double Arch is a rock formation with not one, but two amazing arches to explore. It’s located at the same parking area as another quick hike to Turret Arch and the North and South Window Arches. All of these arches are within sight of the road and could be seen in about an hour of hiking time. Talk about getting bang for your buck.

Double Arch is a fifteen minute walk from the parking area, plus whatever time is spent scrambling on the boulders. With the tots, Double Arch was an easy, fun excursion where little g pointed out every plant along the way with an “Oh! What That?” and Big E scurried over every boulder along with his energetic cousin.

For me, looking up at the vast row of rock overhead reminded me of my own insignificance. There’s a big world out there, and I’m happy just to explore the parts that I can.

Trail Info: Double Arch
Distance: 0.5 miles
Time: 30 minutes
Tips: It was cold when we went. Just because there are red rocks, doesn’t mean there is heat.

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Author: Mountain Mom

Hi! I'm Mountain Mom. I live with my husband and three young kids in the mountains near Sundance, Utah. When we're not hiking, biking, skiing and camping, I spend my time doing Mom stuff and reading. Summer of 2016 we traveled over 7,000 miles along the US National Park to Park Highway.

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