Summary: A pleasant hike around the Windows Arches in Arches NP. Elevation is determined by how high you want to climb but the general hike is mild. The trail leads to both north and south windows and then around the backside of the sandstone upthrust, and gives good views of the surrounding area and the Manti-LaSalle mountains to the southeast.
Trailhead: Arches NP is 5 miles north of Moab on highway 191. Maps and brochures are available at the park entrance.The Windows primitive loop is in the Windows area of Arches NP and the turnoff, to the right, 10 miles from park entrance is well signed. Parking for the area is two miles from the turnoff. (Lat:38.68717 Lon:-109.53673)
Trail Guides for Windows area primitive loop hike:
Exploring Canyonlands and Arches National Parks
by Bill Schneider (Falcon Guide)
Best Seasons: Year-Round
User Groups: Hikers,
Ranger Contact: Arches NP, PO Box 907, Moab, Utah, 84532-0907, 435-719-2299
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Don Evans, who has posted 31 other hikes on this site
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