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Star watching at Double Arch

Double Arch is an incredibly complex rock formation of arches at the Windows Section of Arches National Park. 

The Windows area has the largest concentration of natural arches in the entire world. There are so many attractions packed into such a small area such as this which makes the experience incredible. 

The Parade of Elephants, Turret Arch, The Windows (AKA The Spectacles), Cove Arch, Ribbon Arch, Elephant Butte, and the Cove of Caves are all within a short distance of each other. Double Arch takes its name because it consists of two arches that share the same stone as a foundation for both of their outer legs. 


The Double Arch Trailhead is located at the north end of the circle at the far north of the parking lot for the Windows area. There is always parking space available here so after visiting the Windows Arches; you should drive the car here instead of hiking in the hot weather. 

The trail to Double Arch is easy and short (0.5 miles or 0.8 km round trip) with beautiful surrounding views. You are allowed to climb and explore everywhere beneath, through and surrounding of the arches (not on top of them though). 

Climbing at Arches is one of the most enjoyable and exciting activities as well.

Would like to star watch the sky? Try and time it around the new moon as having the moon in the air washes out the stars. The week before if you're going to stay up in the evening or the week after if you're going to set the alarm and get up in the wee small hours.


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