Arches National Park

Arches National Park showcases some of Utah’s finest geologic wonders, with massive rock formations soaring out of the harsh desert plain. Hikers wandering through this majestic park love to see its most famous formations, wondering how oddities like Balanced Rock have withstood the ages. Arches National Park hikes seldom disappoint, and if you go be sure to visit its top trails. One favorite the Devils Garden trail, a seven mile-long loop that takes you past Delicate Arch and The Windows, both icons of the park. But while the park’s views are breathtaking, its backpacking is not. Arches’ small size means there are few backcountry permits to go around, and none can be reserved in advance.

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