Landscape Arch Trail
The Landscape Arch Trail is one of the most popular and iconic hikes in Arches National Park. This easy, out-and-back route takes hikers to one of the largest natural arch formations in the world. Don’t forget the camera—the Landscape Arch Trail is absolutely breathtaking.
Join our newsletter
Get a weekly dose of discounts and inspiration for adventure lovers
Route Description for Landscape Arch Trail
The hike to Landscape arch is an easy, out-and-back trail that is fun for the whole family. Due to rockfall, you can no longer go up to the actual arch itself; however, there are fantastic views from the trail. This trail has very little shade, so make sure you bring lots of water, sunblock, and a good sunhat for everyone in your group.
The Landscape Arch trail is a great option for families, young kids, or folks with mobility issues to get out and see one of the wonders of Arches National Park. This trail is very well maintained, relatively flat, and visits some of the most iconic scenery in Arches. Don’t forget to bring a camera with you—the Landscape Arch is a wonder to behold.
From the Devil’s Garden Trailhead, follow the well defined path northwest. The trail will divide at two points before you reach the Landscape Arch viewpoints. To stay on track to the Landscape arch, just stick left. Just 1.4 km down the trail there are two official viewpoints with excellent views of the arch itself.
Stop at one of the viewpoints and soak in the glory of this natural wonder. If you are looking for a longer day, you can continue down the trail to other fantastic sights including the Black Arch, Navajo Arch, and Double O Arch. If you are ready to call it a day, just turn around and follow the path back to the trailhead.
The Landscape Arch is one of, if not the, largest natural arch formations in the world. This arch is 93 m long, and only 3 m thick at the center. This arch is truly a wonder of nature that is impressive to behold.
Frequently Asked Questions
Did the Landscape Arch in Arches National Park Collapse?
No, the Landscape Arch has not collapsed… yet. In 1991 a large slab of rock fell from the arch and the arch, being sandstone, continues to change and erode over time. As of 2021, the Landscape Arch is still standing.
Is Landscape Arch the longest Arch?
At approximately 93 m long, Landscape Arch is the longest arch in Arches National Park, and is believed to be one of the longest natural arches in the World.
Insider Hints for Landscape Arch Trail
- The Landscape Arch trail is easy terrain, great for little kids or folks with mobility issues.
- Folks in wheelchairs may require some assistance on this trail.
- No dogs are allowed on this trail, unless they are service animals. Service animals must be on a leash at all times.
- This trail is one of the most popular trails in Arches National Park. We recommend starting early in the day to avoid the crowds.
Getting to the Landscape Arch Trail Trailhead
The Landscape Arch Trail begins at the Devil’s Garden Trailhead. This trailhead is at the end of Main Park Road, approximately 29.0 km from the Arches Visitor Center off of highway 191.
Landscape Arch Trail Elevation Graph
Weather ForecastCheck Area Weather
Landscape Arch Trail Reviews
Add a comment
You must be logged in to post a comment.