Arches National Park Hiking Trails
Arches National Park is a relatively small park, with only 119 square miles. But within that 119 square miles, there are over 2,000 arches. One of the great things about the park is that erosion is always working, so new arches are forming, and existing arches are breaking. The park contains a number of trails, most of which ranging from easy to moderate. All of them are beautiful and lead to epic vistas and amazing arches.
For all trails, please make sure that you stay on the designated path. Along most trails is cryptobiotic soil, a very sensitive and fragile crust that forms on the soil. It takes a decade for the soil to grow enough to even be visible as black, uneven spots on the ground. And many, many more years to grow into its’ thicker soil crust.
Hiking Trail Options
Below are the categories that are most suited for common interests and levels of experience. Whether you are looking for a longer, more solitary hike, or a short hike with lots of highlights, we’ve got it covered.