Landscape Arch is 290 feet long and only 11 feet thick. It is the longest arch in the western hemisphere! The hike to get to it is very doable for kids although mine were a little tired doing Delicate Arch and Landscape back to back.
To hike to Landscape Arch you begin at the Devil’s Garden Trailhead.
The first part of the trail is pretty cool and my kids kept wanting me to take their pictures.
My kids saw multiple lizards on this trail which was so exciting for them!
This hike is 1.9 miles if you go directly to Landscape Arch or 2.5 miles if you also see two additional arches. About 1/3 mile into the mostly flat hike, there is an option to turn a sharp right and go to Tunnel Arch.
Then that offshoot continues onto Pine Tree Arch. This is one of the arches that you can walk under. By chance that moth flew by to be in our photo!
These two arches add .5 mile to the hike, but were worth it for my kids.
It used to be that you could walk right under Landscape Arch, but in 1991 a giant 60 foot piece fell off and hikers caught it on camera. Now there is no longer a trail directly under the arch.
Despite this being the desert, there were some flowers blooming along the trail. Be sure to bring plenty of water on this trail. There is no shade.
This is a great hike and one I would recommend if you have time next time you are in Arches National Park!
Stats: Distance – 1.9 miles roundtrip (or 2.5 miles roundtrip if including Tunnel and Pine Arches)
Approximate hiking time – 1 to 3 hours
Elevation gain – 259 feet
Difficulty – Easy
Trail – well maintained trail of sand and rocks
Bathrooms – At the Trailhead
Seasons to hike – Year-Round
Permits needed – $30 per car for 7-day pass to Arches (or National Parks Pass)
Pets allowed – No
Other trails in Arches National Park are Delicate Arch, Sand Dune Arch and Park Avenue. The Potash Road Petroglyphs and Dinosaur Tracks and other Moab hikes are nearby. Also check out Dead Horse Point and Canyonlands National Park.