Hiking at Arches National Park Rocks!
The trails in Devil’s Garden are a lot of fun. Out and back to Double O Arch is fairly easy as there isn’t a lot of gain in elevation, but the trails are little technical. Uneven rocks and sandstone fins make it necessary to do some fun scrambling. Make it a loop around the Primitive Trail and you’ll find even more scrambling and a few more hidden arches!
We’ve hiked this trail dozens and dozens of times, but manage to see something new each time. Come hike it with us on our Grand Canyon and the Wild West tours!
It’s extremely important to stay on the trail while hiking in Arches and throughout Utah. Cryptobiotic crust abounds, which is a combination of fungi, bacteria, and plants that form colonies which help to feed other plants and old moisture in the ground. Without it, the West would be one big sand pile! So please, stick to the trail and hike on rocks only. It takes decades for it to recover.
Be safe, stay on the trail, and enjoy this beautiful park!