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Devils Garden Trailhead, Arches National Park

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  • It took 3 h 45 (return) and went up to Dark Angel only. A ballad really beautiful but not that easy. Our recommendations: of course take plenty of water, from the very early morning (we went at 8) and take some snacks. Good shoes, caps, sunglasses. It's not a super complicated trail, it should just be well equipped. Beautiful arches on the way, the canyon to view: fabulous site!
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  • We are experienced hikers with good Footwear, but came this trail at our borders. At the first Kraxeleien we thought yet: a no brainer, we do well. But only after the double rock arch, we go right, if one continues the "primitive" (simple) trail. As someone here already wrote, there are a few trails that lead you astray and you find yourself suddenly on a precipice. Respected branches, which are across the way. So a branch means: wrong! Cairns show the right way, but you get all previously not declared, we were made aware of other hikers on it. Excerpt from my blog: the trail is advertised as "difficult". But we suspect that the American 'difficult', is not the same as ours, mountain-familiar. Setu... The trail turns out really as a great challenge and I wonder how the climbing and sliding parts of those people can be tackled, which are just shoes sandals and ballerinas. I'm so glad my mammoth shoes with firm, non-slip soles, but also to my four strong men's hands, which must come to me here and there to help. The worst part was not the balancing act for me, and neither the climbing, not the hot desert sun and not even the involuntary bath in almost hüfthohem water (and hiking further slurp wet shoes) even though I'm not afraid of heights... Even that we here and there looking for the Steinmanndli, which marked the way, and don't paint us wanted what would be, if we lost we would... No, it was nothing against the a game on the rock, we had to cross, which was slippery. There was no real way, but we had to go through there. The sloping rock face cross I wanted by me leaning on the rock and got up only with the outer sides of the shoes. That was of course too slippery. But all occur I didn't dare because I not longer quite so inclined could snuggle me this way on the rock wall. But I had to dare to completely set up the feet and fully trust holds the hiking boots. That was really something too much action for me. I had only pure anxiety. Since my son turned out to be real helpers in distress. He spoke firmly and calming effect on me, had me with a strong hand, showed where my left hand on the rock could find support and supported me once with a foot. Even my husband, yes such tours cause otherwise at all no problems which once needed the help of his son. God is thanks well we survived all hardships, had enough to drink. This walk lasted 3 hours the Devils Garden is worthwhile in any case. On wide paths, you can see the tunnel, pine tree, landscape, partition and Navajo arch. Since then the really hard part to the double O, Dark Angel and private arch starts. Believe me: also we thought first, as we the people at the first rock climb saw it was nothing for us mountain-familiar Swiss. We walk really much. No, this first rock was still not the real challenge as described above. It is just crass. If that doesn't bother you: take on any case enough water and wear none other than good hiking or trekking shoes.
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  • Here is most interesting part of NP, with less people and unique combination of red rock formations, fine sands and far views. From here you can reach several arch with choice trail related your physi...  more »
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  • Wow. What an amazing place to explore. Bring lots of water and good hiking shoes. Some parts of the trails require light rock scrambling, exposure to heights, and general rough terrain. Be sure to pick up a map at the visitor center.
  • Be prepared, it is a long hike to make the full loop, but there are lots of arches, tonnes of great views, and if you like hiking, some of the best.
  • Beautiful trail that is well worth the visit. I'd recommend hiking the Devil's Garden Loop to see some great sights and to get away from the throngs of non-hiking sightseers that crowd the vistas.
  • Gorgeous trail. Easy hike.
  • Tempting hike. Went only a short way and turned back due to being played out. Will have to go back.

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Where to stay in Arches National Park

Arches National Park provides camping at the Devils Garden Campground, but most visitors opt to stay in the town of Moab south of the park. You'll find every type of accommodation here, including economy motels, small inns with a rustic Southwest vibe, bed and breakfasts, lodges, and campgrounds. Moab's economy largely revolves around park visitors, so you'll find plenty of restaurants, supermarkets, and various services here. A few publicly operated campgrounds line Route 128 on the park's eastern edge, and a few more accommodations sit on Route 191 off the park's western border.
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