Explore Devils Garden in Arches National Park

Tom’s experience hiking the Devils Garden Trail:

Devils Garden in Arches National Park has the most arches per mile hiked than anywhere in the world.
Hiking Arches National Park

 

The Devils Garden Trail competes with the Delicate Arch trail as the most popular trail in Arches National Park.

Hiking Devils Garden

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.

Devils Garden Arches

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.

Devils Garden Landscape Arch

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.

Arches National Park

There are also other unmarked arches and rock formations along the way that you can find if you are observant.

Devils Garden Arches NP

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.

Arches Devils Garden

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.

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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.

GPS:

Devils Garden Trailhead:     38.782905, -109.594944

Landscape Arch:     38.790589, -109.607168

Double O Arch:     38.799298, -109.621003

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Find the hidden Menu Falls in Zion

Tom’s Experience at Menu Falls:

Menu Falls is a little alcove with a waterfall in Zion National Park. It isn’t very well known and is usually seldom visited especially when the shuttles are running. It got its name because it was included on the cover of the original Zion Lodge menu.

Menu Falls Zion National Park

Menu Falls is located about .5 miles up Zion Canyon from the Big Bend shuttle stop. If you go when the shuttles aren’t running there is a small turnoff on each side of the road to park while you visit the falls. There isn’t much of a hike from the road.

Heading to Menu Falls

A short trail will take you to a small deck that allows you to view the falls. Menu Falls is pretty small and doesn’t have a ton of water but it is still a nice spot to visit. Dogs are not allowed on most trails in Zion National Park.

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Menu Falls Trail Info: 

Menu Falls is about .5 miles after the Big Bend shuttle stop. If you go when the shuttles are running you will have to walk from there. If you are able to drive up canyon, you can drive right to the base of the deck.

GPS:

Menu Falls:     37.279864,-112.944435

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