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