Arches National Park fall hikes

Hiking in the fall at Arches is a terrific time of year for exploring the trails. It’s considered the busy season so be prepared for crowds.


Get the latest weather information before hitting the trails at Arches during the fall months!

– Arches in September: high 85 / low 54 degrees F – Arches in October: high 71 / low 40 degrees F – Arches in November: high 55 / low high 20s degrees F

– Park Avenue Trailhead – Distance: 2 mile RT – Elevation Gain: 187 feet – Difficulty Level: Easy

Park Avenue Fall Hike

– Balanced Rock Trailhead – Distance: 0.3 mile RT – Elevation Gain: 45 feet – Difficulty Level: Easy

Balanced Rock Fall Hike

– The Windows Trailhead – Distance: 1 mile RT – Elevation Gain: 187 feet – Difficulty Level: Easy

The Window Section Fall Hikes

– Double Arch Trailhead – Distance: 0.5 mile RT – Elevation Gain: 32 feet – Difficulty Level: Easy

Double Arch Fall Hike

Wolfe Ranch Trailhead – Distance: 3 miles RT – Elevation Gain: 610 feet – Difficulty Level:     Moderate

Delicate Arch Fall Hike

If you want to see Delicate Arch, but can’t do the hike that takes you right to the arch, check out the Lower Delicate Arch Viewpoint. The viewpoint is about 100 yards from the lower viewpoint parking lot where you can see the arch about a mile away.

Lower Delicate Arch Viewpoint Fall Hike

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