A short hike in Arches National Park to Landscape Arch, one of the longest natural arches in the world.
Landscape Arch Trail Guide
MAP: Arches Trails Illustrated
DESIGNATION: Arches National Park (entrance fee required)
BEST SEASONS: spring, fall
DISTANCE: 1.6 miles round trip
ELEVATION: trailhead ~5,200ft, fairly level trail
ACCESS: paved roads to the trailhead
DIRECTIONS: follow signs in Arches National Park for Devils Garden Campground
ROUTE: well maintained, popular trail, signed junctions
GUIDEBOOK: Moon Arches & Canyonlands
Facts about Landscape Arch
Landscape Arch is 306 feet long, making it the longest in Arches National Park, and the 5th longest in the world! Some of the folks who get really excited about arches have come up with different figures, and say it is the longest in the world.
Regardless of what they say, it’s a big, pretty arch. It’s especially thin and delicate, adding to its aesthetic appeal. In fact, I think it should have swapped names with Delicate Arch long ago!
Its center is only about 6 or 11 feet wide, depending on who you ask. A big chunk fell from it back in 1991, and I feel as though its only a matter of time until this one completely collapses. I have a sneaking suspicion that we’ll see the demise of Landscape Arch in our lifetime.
The Devils Garden Trail
Many of the famous arches in Arches National Park are accessible via the Devils Garden Trail. The description on this page primarily relates to an out-and-back hike to Landscape Arch.
If you were to hike all the trails in the Devils Garden network, the total distance would be 7.2 miles (According to the National Park Service). Other arches to be seen in this vicinity include:
- Tunnel Arch
- Pine Tree Arch
- Partition Arch
- Navajo Arch
- Double O Arch
- Primitive Arch
Trip Notes and Photos – Touring Arches National Park
November 5th, 2008 was my first visit to Arches. With only a short afternoon at our disposal, my brother Steve and I checked out the roadside views and did the short hike to Landscape Arch.
Late in the afternoon we went to Delicate Arch and called it a day.
As a result, many of these photos are not from the Devils Garden Trail. They’re from various overlooks along the road.
Along the Devils Garden Trail
Did you enjoy the Devil’s Garden Trail, or Arches National Park as whole?