360 Adventure Double O Arch or Devils Garden Primitive Loop Arches




Navajo Arch in Arches National Park Devil's Garden Primitive Loop
Navajo Arch in Arches National Park Devil's Garden Primitive Loop


360 Adventure Double O Arch or Devils Garden Primitive Loop Arches

If you have a little bit of an Adventuresome Spirit, then this is a trail you will absolutely LOVE.  It has is all.  Great get your heart rate up challenges without much real danger, amazing views that will definitely WOW you, and 9 unique and amazing natural arches all in one hike (2 are trickier to find so most find only 7).  It also is so interesting that it doesn't even feel that long even though it is 7.5 miles.

WALKING THE FINS!  

This Devils Garden Primitive Loop is quite the adventure and not for the Faint of Heart, for there are 3 places on the trail where you have to Walk the Fin over to the next spot, and the fins really have drop offs on both sides of you.  It sounds scarier than it really is, and I watch tons of kids to older adults all braving the Fins!  It definitely shakes your nerves a little, but then you realize it is not that bad, and you feel pretty excited that you accomplished it! You definitely want shoes with good traction, and you don't want to do this hike if it was wet and slippery, but it is a way cool adventure otherwise!  
Is this really the trail!  
Walk with me up the Fin! Click on the Video Below





Those Dots in the top middle are people coming down the Fin.  First Fin...Here I come! Crossing Fin Devils Garden Primitive Loop Arches National Park
Those Dots in the top middle are people coming down the Fin.  First Fin...Here I come!


 
Walking the Fin Close to Double O Arch.




360 Google Earth Trail Walking the Fin





VIEW OF THE FINS FROM SIDE and ABOVE. 

Arches National Park is a wonderland of amazing sites.  In the area by Double O Arch it is Fin after fin in this columns.  It is quite fascinating to see from afar, but crazy to walk along the top of one.  In this trail you get to walk a fin 4 times.
Fins in Arches National Park Close to Double O Arch

AERIAL FOOTAGE FROM PARKING LOT OF THE FINS IN THIS AREA.


The Devils Garden Primitive Loop is so so great for not only do you get an adventure of a lifetime, but in one trail you get to see 9 different Arches that are all very unique and beautiful. You do have to take the side trails off to see them, but they are all worth the journey.   Here is a trail map to see all 9 arches.
National Park Service Map of Arches

 I made it to 7 of the Arches. Check out all the arches below.

1st ARCH is LANDSCAPE ARCH

Landscape Arch is probably one of the most famous of the arches on this trail. This super thin arch is a marvel that it continues to stand strong among such opposition and admired for its strength even  dealing with its frailties. May we be like this arch.  The Lord knows we have weaknesses/frailties, and we were given them for a purpose to grow and become better.  May we push ourselves to still be strong and be the best version of ourselves, yet not be overly hard on ourselves about our weaknesses.  If you keep trying your best to be strong amidst your weaknesses/frailties, you'll find the Lord will help you overcome your weaknesses/frailties and hopefully you will see that the Lord will be looking down on you with pride that you are as beautiful in his eyes as this arch is to us.  
Landscape Arch -  Arches National Park 

360 Google Earth Trail of Landscape Arch (It is off to the left.)


360 Google Earth Trail at between Landscape Arch and Partition Arch






To get to Partition Arch you have to detour off the main trail, and then there is a split to see both Partition Arch and Navajo Arch.  Just watch got the trail signs for directions.

2nd ARCH is PARTITION ARCH

Partition Arch (a side trail just off  the Devils Garden Primitive Loop Trail)

360 Trail at Partition Arch






Partition Arch from the Front (above is from the backside)
Partition Arch from the front side (Above picture is from the backside.)

360 TRAIL APPROACHING NAVAJO ARCH






3rd ARCH is NAVAJO ARCH









Approaching Navajo Arch. It looks more like a Cave up ahead.  

360 Google Earth Trail by Navajo Arch.



Yeah the trail goes up on that Fin Again!  

4th ARCH is DOUBLE O ARCH


Double O Arch - Devils Garden Primitive Loop -  Aches National Park
Double O Arch - Devils Garden Primitive Loop -  Aches National Park
A few months ago I was reading the book "The Nature Fix" that goes over many studies they have been doing that are all proving that getting out into nature is healing in so many ways, especially hitting a trail that has a WOW factor.  They are finding that it boosts your immune system by astonishing amounts. It increases creativity.  It has positive healing effects for those with depression issues.   Of course if you are hiking with a group the social bonds are extremely beneficial in your life. I would also add in that it is builds a positive relationship with the man upstairs.  You can't look at the gorgeous creations and not know that there really is a God, and then hopefully go past that and feel humbled by his greatness and grateful for the beautiful creations. 




VIDEO AT DOUBLE O ARCH






5th Arch is Black Arch Overlook

Black Arch Overlook - Devil's Garden Loop


Black Arch at the Black Arch Overlook on the Devil's Garden Primitive Loop Trail Arches National Park
Black Arch at the Black Arch Overlook on the Devil's Garden Primitive Loop Trail Arches National Park

6th Arch is PINE TREE ARCH.  

360 Google Earth Trail Pine Tree Arch



Pine Tree Arch Arches National Park Devils Garden Primitive Loop Trail
Pine Tree Arch Arches National Park Devils Garden Primitive Loop Trail


PINE TREE ARCH VIDEO





7th Arch is TUNNEL ARCH


Tunnel Arch - Devil's Garden Primitive  Loop Trail
Tunnel Arch - Devil's Garden Primitive  Loop Trail






360 Google Earth Trail by Tunnel Arch in Arches National Park

Rotate to the right to see Tunnel Arch




If you enjoyed this hike, I think you would also LOVE


GrandStaff Canyon
I love how Grand this Canyon feels because of the height of he canyon walls.  I love the arch at the end.  I also really enjoy crossing back and forth across the river.

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Corona and Bow Tie Arch


Also an Epic Hike.  Has that challenging sections that get your blood pumping from the challenge, but your not really in danger.  The arches are amazing.  The canyons are beautiful, and the trail is well marked. Just follow the green rectangles!



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DING and DANG SLOT CANYON

Not a canyon to head into without a buddy or if you are not a level 4 hiker.  This trail is tough, but you will never forget it if you conquer it.

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Tower Arch 
I love this hike, for it is a less crowded Arches Hike.  It is not hard in difficulty, but REALLY required you to have navigating tech, or to be very good at watching the Cairns, but sure feels awesome making it there!
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Crack Canyon
Such an Unique amazing Place. Never seen anything like it before. 


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