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The Garden of Eden and Owl Rock

Arches National Park

Moab, Arches + La Sal Mountains, Utah

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The Garden of Eden and Owl Rock

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  • Heading to explore an easy to miss part of the park.- The Garden of Eden and Owl Rock
  • Owl Rock sitting nearby.- The Garden of Eden and Owl Rock
  • Rock climbers prepping to scale Owl Rock.- The Garden of Eden and Owl Rock
  • There are some great "balance rocks" here.- The Garden of Eden and Owl Rock
  • There are some great "balance rocks" here.- The Garden of Eden and Owl Rock
  • A medium sized arch in the distance.- The Garden of Eden and Owl Rock
  • Walking in the Garden of Eden to Owl Rock.- The Garden of Eden and Owl Rock
  • Fall colors in the desert.- The Garden of Eden and Owl Rock
  • Garden of Eden.- The Garden of Eden and Owl Rock
  • An old juniper in the Garden of Eden.- The Garden of Eden and Owl Rock
  • What a cool area to check out on your own time.- The Garden of Eden and Owl Rock
  • Garden of Eden, Arches National Park.- The Garden of Eden and Owl Rock
  • There are newborn arches here all over the area.- The Garden of Eden and Owl Rock
  • Garden of Eden, Arches National Park.- The Garden of Eden and Owl Rock
  • Garden of Eden, Arches National Park.- The Garden of Eden and Owl Rock
  • Garden of Eden, Arches National Park.- The Garden of Eden and Owl Rock
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Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Easy access. Gorgeous terrain. Explorable.
Cons: 
Crowded at times. Very hot in summer.
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Region:
Moab, Arches + La Sal Mountains, UT
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
No
Parking Pass: 
National Park Pass
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Fall
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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The Garden of Eden is an easy to miss part of Arches National Park on the way to the Windows Section. This underrated piece of the geological wonder is called a viewpoint, but it also acts as an open trail where people can explore the unusual sandstone features on the desert slickrock. This place acts as a birthing ground for many soon-to-be-arches, relatively speaking. You can see medium sized arches and tiny baby arches just starting to form all over this area. Enjoy the open wandering this place allows, but stay off the cryptobiotic soil while walking around this and any other desert landscapes.

Owl Rock sits near the parking area as a giant sentinel of stone, watching over the valley below. Seeing rock climbers ascend the giant tower is another fun aspect of the often overlooked turnout.

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