Devils Garden Trail

#5 of 39 trails in Arches National Park
Moderately easy hike, up to 6 easily reached arches, desert settings.

4.92 miles Out & Back 800 feet
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This is a wonderful hike that allows you to see up to six named arches, any one of which would be worth the moderately easy 4 mile hike. The main trail is well maintained, and wide. The first spur trail takes you to Tunnel Arch and Pine Tree Arch. We were lucky enough to share Tunnel Arch with a small herd of grazing mule deer.

Next the trail leads to Landscape Arch, which at 306' long is one of the largest natural spans in the world. After visiting Landscape Arch, you begin your only significant uphill climb of the trip. You will walk well below Wall Arch, then climb higher to spur trails to Navajo and Partition Arch. The later offering great views out over the desert. At this point we retraced the main trail back to the trailhead, but you could continue on for an additional 2 1/4 miles for views of Double Arch and Dark Angel.

Shane Giddings

3 Completed2 Reviews

Your Hike Guide

31 Completed31 Reviews

Devils Garden is such an amazing place. We never get tired of coming here! The number of arches in such close proximity, make this one of the best hikes in Arches National Park.

The trail to the impressive Landscape Arch is suitable for all ages. The trail past Landscape Arch and the fallen Wall Arch can look a little intimidating from below, but the trail is not as difficult as it looks, and is worth the effort to see Partition Arch and Navajo Arch.

The trail continues along the top of a sandstone fin that takes you to Double O Arch. This spot offers great views in all directions. Past Double O Arch, the trail forks, continuing to the rock spire Dark Angel, and to begin the Primitive Loop of Devils Garden which loops back to Landscape Arch. Most hikers turn around the way they came, but we recommend taking the Devils Garden Primitive Loop at least once.

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Rick Powelson

111 Completed86 Reviews

Phirun Sam

35 Completed35 Reviews

If you're going to do the trail, do the whole loop...if you can. It's by far one of the best day hikes I've ever done, and the whole loop is just another 4 miles, it will get you away from the crowed of people and get you out to see some awesome arches that now many get to see.

Mai H.

9 Completed9 Reviews

If you have only one day in Arches, this is the hike you MUST do. It is the one hike that gives you everything Arches has to offer! It's a bit longer, not too difficult but you will be climbing rocks, walking through sand, etc. We hiked through the whole thing, made stops at all arches and it was about 7 miles in total and took us about 4.5 hrs. I highly recommend it.

Corbin Stokes

238 Completed235 Reviews

Great hike to a few different arches.

Rat Waffles

72 Completed58 Reviews

Great hike - we took the kids out to Double O Arch before turning around. Lots of people walking on top of that arch, which surprised me was allowed. They were pretty beat after that, so we turned around without visiting Dark Angel.

Steve Oswald

192 Completed188 Reviews

One of the best hikes in the park. Pretty easy trail up to Landscape Arch (check reviews for that trail for more info). Does pick up a little after that in a few places. Most areas aren't difficult regarding physical demands, but rather psychological. Some areas your accending or decending pretty steep rocks, although never more than a short distance and never more than 8 or so feet high. It's well worth it to keep on truckin, as Double O is a great reward, and if you still have some gas in the tank can head out to Dark Angel. If you're looking for an ACTUAL hike in Arches, then you should do this one.

Bob Wharton

295 Completed297 Reviews

Frank Jacks

69 Completed24 Reviews

Have hiked to most of these arches 2 to 10 times and I have enjoyed it every time.