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Devils' Garden, Arches National Park: 16 reviews and 25 photos

  Entrance to Devils Garden trail
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  • Entrance to Devils Garden trail - Arches National Park
      Entrance to Devils Garden trail
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  • Entrance to Devils Garden trail - Arches National Park
      Entrance to Devils Garden trail
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  • Entrance to Devils Garden trail - Arches National Park
      Entrance to Devils Garden trail
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  • inside Devils Garden - view to La Sal Mountain ran - Arches National Park
      inside Devils Garden - view to La Sal Mountain ran
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After the visit at Landscape arch, Devils Garden trail continues, however, a bit more difficult now. The trail is no longer broad and easy to hike, but leads up and down across some wild terrain. However - there are minimum 6 arches more to discover, and also the scenery is much more beautiful and magic. And it's definitely less crowded.

The most prominent trail leads direction north and passes along Navajo Arch, Partition Arch, Wall Arch up to Double-O-Arch, followed by a side trip to Dark Angel (not an arch, but a lonesome pinnacle). The trail back from Double-O-Arch is either on the same path, or through a primitive trail, to see Private Arch and the Fin Canyon , which will meet the main trail close to Landscape Arch.
We only went up to Navajo Arch, as with all the hikes before, it was already getting dark most of the time.
Pic 1, 2 and 3 show the "entrance" of the trail, just after Landscape Arch, pic 4 the beautiful endless view back to the east.
Additionally, I've attached a cutout from the hiking book - with the locations of the arches within Devils Garden:
2: Double-O-Arch
3: Navajo Arch
4: Partition Arch
5: Wall Arch
6: Landscape Arch
7: Pine Tree Arch
8: Tunnel Arch
9: Tapestry Arch
10: Broken Arch
11: Sand Dune Arch
12: Skyline Arch

The whole trail from parking lot on is around 10 km, and will take minimum 5 hours, inlcuding all pictures and sightseeing.
Don't start the whole trail too late, as the north of Devils Garden is quite narrow (compared to the open land around Landscape Arch), and sunlight is missing for photography.

Address: Arches NP
Directions: Approx. 30 km north of park entrance, leave your car at the parking ground, and hike Devils Garden trail.
Phone: (435)719-2299

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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