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Double O Arch Hike

A stitched panorama of Double O Arch.

Double O Arch is actually two arches stacked on top of each other. The arch is located in the Devils Garden portion of Aches National Park approximately 1 mile past Landscape Arch or 2 miles fron the trailhead.

Trip Report: April 13, 2012


Devils Garden to Double O Arch at EveryTrail

After hiking to Landscape Arch, we continued on to Double O Arch.

Devils Garden in Arches National Park

The sign says it's a primitive trail with difficult hiking...

Devils Garden in Arches National Park

But we think that must mean for people in wheelchairs because the trail was anything but primitive.

Devils Garden in Arches National Park

OK, so maybe it did involve climbing some rock fins, but nothing that required the use of hands.

Devils Garden in Arches National Park

The trail gives you the option of detouring to Partition Arch and Navajo Arch, but we saved those for another trip.

Devils Garden in Arches National Park
Devils Garden in Arches National Park

One of the coolest things about the hike to Double O Arch was the view into Devils Garden. You're way up high on a rock fin, and you can see the whole valley. It's an awesome view.

Devils Garden in Arches National Park

If this was primitive, there wouldn't be nice steps cut into the rock.

Devils Garden in Arches National Park
Devils Garden in Arches National Park
Devils Garden in Arches National Park

The next fin takes you to a view of Black Arch.

Devils Garden in Arches National Park
Devils Garden in Arches National Park
Devils Garden in Arches National Park

Black Arch is the little black spot in the left third of the picture below.

Devils Garden in Arches National Park

Here's a closeup of Black Arch.

Devils Garden in Arches National Park

This is where Savannah reached the end of her endurance.

Devils Garden in Arches National Park

A rock cairn.

Devils Garden in Arches National Park

Pretty yellow flower.

Devils Garden in Arches National Park

Cactus.

Devils Garden in Arches National Park

There were tons of sweet dead trees.

Devils Garden in Arches National Park

The sand and wind weather until it gets really gnarly.

Devils Garden in Arches National Park
Devils Garden in Arches National Park

We got to Double O Arch after about an hour and twenty minutes. Obviously it could be done a lot quicker, but we were enjoying the view along the way.

Double O Arch is an interesting double arch. There is a large hole at the bottom and an even larger hole at the top. The bottom arch is kind of hard to see in the picture below because there are some trees in the way.

Devils Garden in Arches National Park

Group shot (Bryce, Zac, Savannah, Tara, Jeremy) in the lower arch of Double O Arch.

Devils Garden in Arches National Park

Here's a picture of Double O Arch stitched from 6 or 8 pictures. No tripod so not bad.

Devils Garden in Arches National Park

Tara relaxing in the arch.

Devils Garden in Arches National Park

Here's probably the best shot showing both arches.

Devils Garden in Arches National Park

I found a way to climb up inside the second arch.

Devils Garden in Arches National Park

A view from on top of Double O Arch. The guy in the white shirt was from Alaska. He tried to climb up too but couldn't make it.

Devils Garden in Arches National Park

Bryce and Zac on top of Double O Arch.

Devils Garden in Arches National Park