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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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  • Double Arch was my personal favourite location in all of Arches. The arches are massive in scale and as they soar overhead, you can scramble up the rock below and gaze upward at them. There is an echo...  more »
  • What a wonderful way to spend a day for couples and families. Double Arch offers a moderate hike and spectacular views.  more »
  • This is another beautiful arch in the park, but everyone seems to want to climb as high as they can and have a friend or family member take a photo (or take a selfie). This clutter can be very frustra...  more »
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  • 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).
  • One of the most beautiful natural sceneries on Earth. Easy 5 minute hike from the road/parking and well worth the view, plus nice climbing with an amazing view from inside the upper arch.
  • Short hike to great views. You can climb around in the shade underneath the arch.
  • It seems like the Double Arch is in the middle of now where. But it is well worth the visit. Bring the camera along during the sunsets to capture the beautiful views and colors.
  • Not crowded at all, easily reached from the road, and a great view if you're willing to climb up a few rocks at the back. The sky through the arches makes it all so peaceful.