Park Avenue is a short hike inside the entrance of Arches National Park. This area make for cool photos very close to sunrise or sunset, but there are so many other cool things to see in Arches and surrounding Moab, I would put this as a low priority. That said, it is still a cool hike to see red rock formations.
Park Avenue Trailheads
This hike goes between the Park Avenue Trailhead and the Courthouse Towers Trailhead. If you have a shuttle driver, you can go only one direction.
We began at the Park Avenue Trailhead and descended several stairs. Then the trail becomes only very gradually sloped downhill. Photos are most dramatic early or late in the day, but we were there close to noon. The kids enjoyed climbing on some of the rocks and searching for lizards.
Stats: Distance – 1.8 miles roundtrip (.9 miles one way with a shuttle driver)
Approximate hiking time – 30 to 90 minutes
Elevation gain – 298 feet
Difficulty – Easy
Trail – well maintained trail of sand and rocks
Bathrooms – None
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 Landscape Arch, Sand Dune Arch and Delicate Arch. The Potash Road Petroglyphs and Dinosaur Tracks are nearby. Also check out Dead Horse Point and Canyonlands National Park.