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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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  • The short walk from the parking area is still a great one for views of both the arch and surrounding rocks and landscape. On our mid-January visit towards sunset the arch was in shade but colours of t...  more »
  • Double Arch is an incredible formation of arches within the Windows area of Arches National Park. It consists of two arches that share the same stone as a foundation for both of their outer legs. To g...  more »
  • Even in the heat of summer, you can make it to this set of arches with ease! Arches National Park is amazing, and double arches is just a really accessible piece of it that can get you out of your car...  more »
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  • Stunningly beautiful!... Well worth the short hike, You can climb up underneath both arches too! Great lunch/picnic spot, just don't mind the lizards if you do. And don't step on the biological soil crust either...
  • AMAZING!! A very short "hike". These arches are in a cavern type setting and you can climb up part if the wall for amazing views.
  • It's a mesmerizing, spiritual-like place that is rich in incredible rust color tones with unbelievable natural architecture. A must see, for sure!
  • Great little hike. It is easy and well worth it. Huge soaring arches over head. Can be crowded so if you want unobstructed pictures get their early.
  • The kids will play here for quite some time great spot.
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