Arches National Park

Known for its harsh desert landscape and spectacular rock formations, Utah’s Arches National Park is one of the most iconic parks in the United States. Massive sandstone arches carved by a millennia of erosion are scattered throughout the park, giving the terrain an otherworldly feel. The 7 mile long Devils Garden trail is the best way to see Arches; it runs the length of the park and connects to side trails leading to Delicate Arch and The Windows. Due to its small size, Arches is not a great spot for backpackers. Backcountry permits are required, and cannot be reserved in advance.