Double duty at Arches

Double duty at Arches

You could do it in one day, but why not two?
Thomas Holt Ward traverses a fin spine off the Primitive Trail.
Landscape Arch, the longest natural rock span in the world, is less than a mile from the Devils Garden Trailhead. Visit this fragile stone arc soon.
Double O Arch is 1.2 miles past Landscape Arch. Climb through the lower arch for the best view of the pair.
Delicate Arch soars 65 feet over a cluster of international visitors. The La Sal Mountains frame the backdrop. The arch is a three mile roundtrip hike.
Arches nuts and bolts

Entrance Fee: A seven-day pass is $10 per vehicle and $5 for a bicycle or motorcycle. The annual National Parks Pass is $80.
Devils Garden Campground: This premier campground has 50 individual, generously spaced sites, accommodating up to 10 people. Sites may be reserved between March 1 and Oct. 31. In high season, you may, and should, make a reservation six months out. During winter months, 24 sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis for $20 per night. Online: www.nps.gov/arch/planyourvisit/camping.htm.
Road Riding: Train for the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic! Visiting Arches on a bicycle is an intimate and interactive way to engage with the landscape. Ride in the winter or early spring when traffic is moderated. There are no shoulders. Start in Moab and take the bike path to the park. From the Visitor Center, it is 43 miles roundtrip to Devils Garden Campground to water-up, out the spur road to The Windows section and rolling to assorted viewpoints. Expect several big climbs. Elevation gain is 4,226 feet.

Double duty at Arches

Thomas Holt Ward traverses a fin spine off the Primitive Trail.
Landscape Arch, the longest natural rock span in the world, is less than a mile from the Devils Garden Trailhead. Visit this fragile stone arc soon.
Double O Arch is 1.2 miles past Landscape Arch. Climb through the lower arch for the best view of the pair.
Delicate Arch soars 65 feet over a cluster of international visitors. The La Sal Mountains frame the backdrop. The arch is a three mile roundtrip hike.