Arches National Park: Devils Garden

Hike 6.1 miles into a redrock paradise full of wind-and-water sculptures that seem to defy gravity. You'll see seven amazing arches on this route.
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Hike 6.1 miles into a redrock paradise full of wind-and-water sculptures that seem to defy gravity. You'll see seven amazing arches on this route.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 7.5

Waypoints

Landscape Arch

Location: 38.790837, -109.605703

©Steffan Fay

Partition Arch

Location: 38.791724, -109.608064

©Steffan Fay

Double O Arch

Location: 38.799467, -109.620852

©Steffan Fay

ADG001

Location: 38.782742, -109.595275

Pack a camera! Head NW on gravel trail past yucca and cacti into a sandy sea of crimson rock

ADG002

Location: 38.785301, -109.597635

Turn R onto spur past Tunnel Arch, a sandstone Arc de Triomphe, to Pine Tree Arch with a skirt of pinions on its base. Backtrack and turn R to continue on main path

ADG003

Location: 38.790562, -109.604401

Veer L @ Y

ADG004

Location: 38.790939, -109.605904

Landscape Arch: This thin ribbon of rock stretches the length of a football field. Shortly after, hike along a new section of trail through the rubble pile that formed from the collapse of Wall Arch in August 2008.

ADG005

Location: 38.79422, -109.610298

Turn L past honeycombed fins to Navajo Arch, a massive rock arc with small peephole. Head S to next arch

ADG006

Location: 38.791757, -109.608278

Step to far side of Partition Arch for a vibrant vista of gravity-defying red rock shapes. Return to WPT 5 and veer L

ADG007

Location: 38.79948, -109.621002

Peer @ the short stack of egg-shaped windows of Double O Arch. Then veer R @ Y onto Primitive Trail, but not before identifying the enormous black-varnished obelisk Dark Angel in the distance on the L

ADG008

Location: 38.80348, -109.617441

Follow cairns over line-seared sandstone slabs, down moderate slopes

ADG009

Location: 38.801106, -109.612548

Drop into sandy wash and veer L

ADG010

Location: 38.802212, -109.609802

Veer R and exit drainage, then scan R side for Black Arch and surrounding fins. Complete loop WPT 3; return to car