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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 lower parking lot of the "Windows" is the starting point for this easy hike to Double Arch. We saw lots of people climbing up on the rocks inside of the arches, but to get to that area was a more ...  more »
  • If the parking lot is full (and it may be) wait until someone leaves so that you get to see this spot! Climb up and around to get lots of great views of these incredible stone arches  more »
  • Best for photos in winter when the sun is low and to your back. If you're here any other time, go late afternoon for the best lighting from the west.  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 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.
  • Easy hike good for all ages/abilities. We pushed a stroller almost all the way to the arches.
  • Great photo op, a must see arch, parking can be tricky at this location!
  • Stunning arch. Nice littel trail