Arches National Park Summer Hikes 

Arches National Park is a stunning destination for summer hikers.   The park is full of red-rock canyons, towering sandstone formations and stunning natural arches.  Summer is a wonderful time to explore the hiking trails at Arches.

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Arches is a popular national park and the summer months will be hot and crowded. Stay hydrated and protect your skin. Be aware that summer monsoons may result in flash flooding is some areas.

Arches National Park is very hot during the summer.  Planning hikes in the cooler mornings and evenings can be helpful.

June      - 93 F / 60 F July       - 100 F / 67 F August  - 97 F / 66 F

An Arches Timed Entry ticket will be needed in summer months.

The Park Avenue Trail follows the bottom of a canyon below some of the park's gigantic and well known monoliths.

Park Avenue Summer Hike

It is worth the time to walk along the trail around the base of Balanced Rock. This will provide different perspectives of the famous formation.

Balanced Rock Summer Hike

The Windows Section of Arches National Park is an amazing area with lots to see. The two most prominant formations in this area are North and South Windows and Turret Arch.

Windows Section Summer Hike

Delicate Arch trail is one of the best hikes in Arches National Park.  You might consider doing this hike in the morning. That way, the strenuous steep sections on slickrock will be done in the cooler temperatures.

Delicate Arch Summer Hike

Skyline Arch sits high atop rocks in the Devils Garden area and can be seen from the scenic drive.  There is a short, easy hike up to the arch allowing an upclose experience with this cool formation.

Skyline Arch Summer Hike

Landscape Arch is the longest arch in North America at 306 feet!  It’s a popular point of interest along the Devil’s Garden Trail. Many people will hike to the arch and back.

Landscape Arch Summer Hike