Arches National Park has become one of the most popular destinations in Utah. Visitors from across the globe go to view the impressive arches and other rock formations. While camping in the national park itself can be difficult because reservations fill up months in advance, the great thing about Arches is the location. There are plenty of places to camp or stay near Arches and you will find that you won’t have to drive far to reach some of the best hikes in Arches.
The hike that you will definitely not want to miss is the hike to Delicate Arch. An iconic symbol of Utah and the west in general, Delicate Arch is a gorgeous red sandstone arch that stands solitary above its surroundings. The hike is not long, about three miles, and while it has some steep sections, this hike is appropriate for hikers of almost any age. The hike itself is enjoyable, but the end is what really makes it worth it.
A number of the arches and rock formations can be seen from the road. Balanced Rock, the Windows, The Three Sisters, and others can be seen from the road, but most also entail a short walk if you would like to get closer. Other arches like Sand Dune Arch require only a very short hike or walk. Sand Dune Arch is the favorite of young children who can play in the fine sand and climb on the sandstone. Some other easy hikes are Double Arch, Broken Arch, and Skyline Arch. If you are looking for a longer hike, try Double O Arch, Devils Garden, or the Fiery Furnace. With over 2,000 natural arches in the park there is sure to be something to see for everyone. Whether you are taking young children, or you really want to get out and hike for the entire day, Arches is a breathtaking area to explore. Maybe Utah is too far for you, then try New York City vacation rentals which are also a great idea for everyone with so much to do in one big city. Take pleasure in a high rise condo and enjoy the bright city lights all through the night.