Devils Garden Trail

#5 of 38 trails in Arches National Park

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Moderately easy hike, up to 6 easily reached arches, desert settings.

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Rick Powelson (2592)

108 Completed82 Reviews

Phirun Sam (1436)

35 Completed36 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. (142)

7 Completed7 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 (12145)

226 Completed224 Reviews

Great hike to a few different arches.

Rat Waffles (8494)

64 Completed55 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 (13771)

161 Completed163 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 (8797)

295 Completed297 Reviews

Frank Jacks (442)

69 Completed24 Reviews

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

Taylor Farr (600)

22 Completed22 Reviews

Sakura S (218)

20 Completed3 Reviews

This is a beautiful trail, and I'd recommend it to anyone. We hiked almost to Dark Angel when we decided the sky looked too ominous to continue. The trail is fairly easy in the beginning and well maintained. Once you pass Landscape Arch, it gradually gets more strenuous, but it looks way worse than it really is. There were some people who sat on the rocks because they were too afraid to continue upwards, so you have to walk around them. The most difficult part is the fin: a 5-7 ft wide path atop a wall of rock with steep drop-offs on either side, but this is more of a psychological obstacle than a physical one. Good shoes are a must; it can get slippery, even when dry. The day we went, the wind picked up with the threat of a storm, which was a little daunting on the fins if you're little, but worth it for the sense of accomplishment. In total, our trip was about 5 miles; we did not take the primitive loop back. Make sure to wear layers if you go in the winter like we did, as it was chilly in the shade and rather warm out in the open. It does get crowded, so the only wildlife we saw were jackrabbits and unmaintained beards.

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