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Dark Angel via Devils Garden Loop

based on 907 tracks & routes #1 hike out of 50 in
7.6 mi
Distance
4 hrs 18 min
Time
terrain
449 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This is a loop trail through the Devil's Garden area of Arches National Park that ranges from easy to very difficult as it passes some of the park's most famous landmarks. The segment of the trail to Tunnel Arch and Pine Tree Arch is flat and easy. The trail continues to Landscape Arch, the longest arch in North America and one of the the park's best views.

The trail becomes more difficult as it passes side trails to Partition Arch and Navajo Arch, and it follows sandstone fins as it leads to the magnificent Double O Arch. There is a side trail to the Dark Angel tower after Double O Arch.

It is possible to return to the parking lot on the same trail you took in, or you can take the most difficult Primitive Trail to complete the hike as a loop. This trail requires rock scrambling and following cairns along slickrock. A side trail from this segment leads to Private Arch.

Read more about Devil's Garden at the National Park Service.

Getting Started

This is a loop trail through the Devil's Garden area of Arches National Park that ranges from easy to very difficult as it passes some of the park's most famous landmarks. The segment of the trail to Tunnel Arch and Pine Tree Arch is flat and easy. The trail continues to Landscape Arch, the longest arch in North America and one of the the park's best views.

The trail becomes more difficult as it passes side trails to Partition Arch and Navajo Arch, and it follows sandstone fins as it leads to the magnificent Double O Arch. There is a side trail to the Dark Angel tower after Double O Arch.

It is possible to return to the parking lot on the same trail you took in, or you can take the most difficult Primitive Trail to complete the hike as a loop. This trail requires rock scrambling and following cairns along slickrock. A side trail from this segment leads to Private Arch.

Read more about Devil's Garden at the National Park Service.

Taking Children

This is a loop trail through the Devil's Garden area of Arches National Park that ranges from easy to very difficult as it passes some of the park's most famous landmarks. The segment of the trail to Tunnel Arch and Pine Tree Arch is flat and easy. The trail continues to Landscape Arch, the longest arch in North America and one of the the park's best views.

The trail becomes more difficult as it passes side trails to Partition Arch and Navajo Arch, and it follows sandstone fins as it leads to the magnificent Double O Arch. There is a side trail to the Dark Angel tower after Double O Arch.

It is possible to return to the parking lot on the same trail you took in, or you can take the most difficult Primitive Trail to complete the hike as a loop. This trail requires rock scrambling and following cairns along slickrock. A side trail from this segment leads to Private Arch.

Read more about Devil's Garden at the National Park Service.




Public Tracks

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Jeff Rocchio 2 years, 11 months ago
Arches NP, Primitive Trail
This was a lot more 'primitive' than I expected. There are some dicy slickrock scrambles on this trail. Not suitable for small children. There are some great views and rock formations.
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Keung 4 years, 8 months ago
Arches National Park - Devil's Garden 10/7/19 12:20:28 PM
1) Tunnel Arch 2) Pine Tree Arch 3) Landscape Arch 4) Partition Arch 5) NAVAJO Arch 6) Double O Arch 7) Dark Angel 8) Private Arch
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Thijs 7 years, 11 months ago
Devil's garden 6/26/16 8:51:43 AM
Arches! Nice morning temps, out to double O arch as well as landscape arch. Lots of great photos!
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Matt W 10 years ago
Devils garden arches
Oops I turned off the gps between landscape arch and dark angel, and all points in between.
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moore3852 8 years ago
Track (5/16/16, 2:16:53PM)
Arches National Forest, Devils Garden loop
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