Double Arch is in Arches National Park near Moab, Utah. It is a unique pair of arches that share a single base on one side and are about a 90° angle from each other. The larger one, in front as you approach it, is 144 feet wide and 112 feet high. The smaller one beyond it is 67 feet wide and 86 feet high. Walking under these arches is impressive as they tower over your head. Due to this and its easy access, some folks will prefer this arch to any other in the park.

Double Arch, Arches National Park

In the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, the boy scout troop at the beginning of the movie approach these arches by horseback and then find a tunnel in one corner where the Cross of Cortez leads Indy on an early adventure. The tunnel does not exist, of course.

Double Arch faces easterly, so the morning offers the best photographic light. This is a very popular arch, so arriving early will also give you the best chance of getting a picture without a lot of tourists in your picture. It will require a bit of scrambling to get up under these arches and to sit in the back arch requires a bit of rock climbing.

Double Arch, Arches National Park
Back Arch of Double Arch

Double Arch is easily seen. As part of Arches National Park, you can drive up to a parking area and the arch is only a .5 mile round trip walk across level ground from the parking area. Located nearby are three other large arches: The North Window, the South Window and Turret Arch. All can be seen with only about 2 miles of total walking on mostly level ground.

To read more details about this area, go to my article on the Windows Section of Arches National Park.

Read all about Arches National Park here.

To see an article on all the arches and natural bridges I have seen with useful details on each, go here.

Utah is a beautiful state. To see more places worth visiting in Utah, go here.

Double Arch is in Arches National Park. To read my advice about visiting individual national parks, go here.


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