"Park Avenue" Park Avenue Drive or Hike Tip by toonsarah

  Park Avenue, Arches
by toonsarah

This is one of the first major sights after you enter the park. This area of the park gets its name from the New York City street and the formations that tower on either side of you as you walk this one mile trail really do give the illusion of city skyscrapers. You can get closer to a number of formations ? not only the Three Gossips (see my separate tip) but also the Tower of Babel, Sheep Rock and Courthouse Towers. You can walk the full length of the trail from the Park Avenue to the Courthouse Towers parking areas, but unless you have a non-driver in the party willing to collect you at the latter, you will have to turn round and walk back the way you came ? no bad thing when the scenery is this stunning! Pushed for time however (as too often on this trip), we chose first to stop at the Park Avenue viewpoint, where I took this photo, and then drove on to park at Courthouse Towers and walk about half the trail from there before returning to our car and heading further into the park.

Please click on the photo to see the full panorama.

Directions: Park Avenue viewpoint and trailhead parking are about two miles beyond the Visitor Centre

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Mar 26, 2010
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