Tom’s experience hiking the Devils Garden Trail:
The Devils Garden Trail competes with the Delicate Arch trail as the most popular trail in Arches National Park.
The trail is very well maintained for the first mile or so until you reach Landscape Arch (one of the largest natural bridges in the world). After that, it is less maintained and you will be walking through a lot of sand and across narrow sandstone cliffs.
The total distance of the loop hike is 7.2 miles if you take every spur trail to each arch. There is some elevation changes throughout the hike but nothing too bad.
Along this trail you will see Tunnel Arch, Pine Tree Arch, Landscape Arch, Wall Arch, Partition Arch, Navajo Arch, Black Arch, Double O Arch, Dark Angel monolith, Private arch and a trip through Fin Canyon.
There are also other unmarked arches and rock formations along the way that you can find if you are observant.
The trail has very minor scrambling but nothing very difficult. It is also very well marked and should be easy to follow. Of all the arches I think Wall Arch was my favorite.
Dogs are not allowed on this trail. Climbing on arches is also not allowed. There are about 300 parking spaces in the Devils Garden Trailhead parking. If you arrive after about 9:30 there is a good chance the parking lot will be full and you will have a hard time finding a spot. There are outhouses and a drinking fountain at the trailhead.
Trail Info: Follow the main road in Arches National Park all the way to the end to the Devils Garden Trailhead. The road is well marked and it is easy to find.
Devils Garden Trailhead: 38.782905, -109.594944
Landscape Arch: 38.790589, -109.607168
Double O Arch: 38.799298, -109.621003
- Delicate Arch
- Ancient Art
- Corona Arch
- Fisher Towers
- Funnel (Cable) Arch
- Gordon Creek Waterfalls
- Hidden Valley
- Hunters Canyon
- Negro Bill Canyon to Morning Glory Bridge
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