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Double Arch, Arches National Park

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Double Arch is a close-set pair of natural arches, one of the more known features of Arches National Park in Utah, United States. From the Double Arch parking area it's a 0.5 mile (0.8 km) round trip to the arches. There are no guardrails or fences to prevent visitors from exploring directly beneath and through the arches.The area was used as a backdrop for the opening scene of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, in which the arches are briefly visible. However, the cave shown in the movie does not exist.Double Arch was formed differently from most of the arches in Arches National Park. It is what is known as a pothole arch; it formed by water erosion from above rather than more typical erosion from the side. The larger opening has a span of and a height of.
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  • October 3, 2017
    This is the only DOUBLE ARCH in Arches National Park. The arches are very large and more impressive the closer you get to them. You can get directly under the arches by scrambling up rocks & boulders....  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    Many great sites to see inside Arches National Park. Some great hikes. Be sure to pack lots of water. Several great trails. Both long and short. Enjoy one of our great National Parks. If you look at m...  more »
  • September 29, 2017
    We spent about 8 hours driving thru Arches one day. We got in when it first opened, before the masses arrived and the temperatures got too high. Double arch is very easy to get to and the parking is q...  more »
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  • June 21, 2017
    These arches are easy to get to for a quick hike. Parking is a bit more difficult in this area as these arches seem to be a bit more popular for all. If you are looking for a quick hike/photo op, these arches are worth it.
  • June 26, 2017
    Pretty scenic. There is ample seating space under the arch so you can enjoy a snack while you are there and enjoy the view.
  • June 27, 2017
    Beautiful. You can climb up into the arch which makes for some nice photo opportunities.
  • November 4, 2016
    Good trail with a large but crowded parking lot The parking lot serves both the Double Arch trail and the Windows trail, both are very popular. It's not that hard to do both in a couple of hours and the scenery is beautiful. This is why you came to Arches National Park, so you have to take the relatively easy hike. Double Arches, like the name implies, leads you to two arches right next to each other. It's next to a formation that looks like some elephants lined up. You can get pretty close to the Double Arch (under one of them).
  • November 29, 2016
    One of the most beautiful arches in Arches National Park! A very short hike (around 5 minutes) takes you to the Double Arch from the nearby parking lot. As the name suggests, it has two adjacent arches. If do not have much time to spend at Arches, you must make this a priority. Right next to the Double Arch are the Windows, another lovely sight to behold.

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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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