When I think about some of my favorite areas in Arches National Park, Park Avenue Trail immediately comes to mind. This section of the park is stunning and easy to reach! The trail meanders thru a canyon flanked by enormous fins, monoliths, and statues.
This hiking trail is rated as moderate because of the fairly steep descent into the canyon from the parking area. However, there are stairs, so it isn’t treacherous.
Park Avenue Trail is 1 mile in length which makes it a 2 mile out and back hike. If you are fortunate enough to have 2 vehicles, you can save yourself the uphill climb. Simply begin at the Park Avenue Parking area and leave the 2nd vehicle at Courthouse Wash!
If you don’t have the time (or energy) to hike the Park Avenue Trail, you can still enjoy some fantastic views from the Park Avenue Viewpoint at the parking area. However, taking time to hike this trail offers a unique perspective on one of Arches National Park’s iconic vistas.