Hiking in Moab: 6 Best Hikes Near Moab, Utah

You’ll experience arches towering hundreds of feet above you, making you feel comparatively minuscule. Then, conversely, you’ll find magnificent vistas full of fissures hundreds of feet deep.

Moab is home to two national parks in Utah, Arches National Park, and Canyonlands National Park. Both offer completely different experiences and landscapes worth spending a full day exploring.

Delicate Arch

Because of its orientation, this hike is best done in the late afternoon or at sunset. The setting sun lights up the arch in a deep orange-red color as it dips below the horizon.

The full Devils Garden loop clocks in at eight miles, with 1,100 feet of elevation gain. It’s very exposed with minimal shade, so you need to pack plenty of water and wear sun protection.

Devils Garden Loop Hike

Grand View Point Trail

Grand View Point hike is in Canyonlands National Park’s Island in the Sky District and is a great introduction to the immense scale of Canyonlands.

This hike is best in the afternoon around sunset. In the mornings, the sun takes a while to rise over the canyon walls to the east of the arch. In the evening, the setting sun turns the arch a deep red color.

Corona Arch

In Arches National Park, you’ll see an awful lot of freestanding arches, like Delicate Arch, Double Arch, and Landscape Arch.

Jeep Arch

Jeep Arch is different, it’s carved out of the canyon wall, which means it’s more like a window. It’s loosely in the shape of a jeep, hence the name, but not everybody sees it.

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