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Double Arch, Arches National Park

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Double Arch is a close-set pair of natural arches, one of the more known features of Arches National Park in Utah, United States. From the Double Arch parking area it's a 0.5 mile (0.8 km) round trip to the arches. There are no guardrails or fences to prevent visitors from exploring directly beneath and through the arches.The area was used as a backdrop for the opening scene of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, in which the arches are briefly visible. However, the cave shown in the movie does not exist.Double Arch was formed differently from most of the arches in Arches National Park. It is what is known as a pothole arch; it formed by water erosion from above rather than more typical erosion from the side. The larger opening has a span of and a height of.
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  • Out of more than 2,000 arches more than a meter in span, this arch captures people‚Äôs imagination after Delicate and Landscape Arches, perhaps more than any. East to walk to (wheelchair accessible thou...  more »
  • We went up to Double Arch with a toddler, preteen and 3 adults, everyone had a good time. It was a super easy walk up to it and back down for everyone. The whole area is awe inspiring. Just as we drov...  more »
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  • We go to Arches NP about twice a year. This is an easy, short hike with a great reward. Perfect for littles. The only small hang-up with this hike is parking. Double Arch shares a parking lot with the Windows hike which is one of the most popular hikes in Arches (also a small, easy hike). It makes finding parking hard. Also, the bathrooms at Double Arch/Windows are my least favorite bathrooms in Arches NP :)
  • Absolutely amazing! We hiked a lot around Arches and this was a great little hole you can take in with relative ease. Be sure to check out how these were formed with a pothole arch. If you go when it's a little colder, there's almost no one there, too.

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