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Partition Arch

Arches National Park

Moab, Arches + La Sal Mountains, Utah

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  • Starting the short journey off the Devils Garden Trail to Partition and Navajo arches.- Partition Arch
  • The tight little spaces between fins of sandstone.- Partition Arch
  • A deer along the trail to Partition Arch.- Partition Arch
  • Hiking to Partition Arch.- Partition Arch
  • An old juniper en route to Partition Arch.- Partition Arch
  • Partition Arch.- Partition Arch
  • Amazing views of northern Arches National Park and the Cottonwood Wash.- Partition Arch
  • Partition Arch is a double arch.- Partition Arch
  • Partition Arch.- Partition Arch
  • Its great how you can get up close views of the inside rim of the arch.- Partition Arch
  • Partition Arch.- Partition Arch
  • Many people never take the time to check out these two arches just off the trail.- Partition Arch
  • - Partition Arch
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Great views down canyon through the arch. Fewer people than on the main trail.
Cons: 
Can be crowded at times. Very hot in the 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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This beautiful Entrada sandstone arch is located off a short side route along the famous Devils Garden Trail in Arches National Park. The views through Partition Arch are spectacular and look southeast over the northern stretches of the park and Cottonwood Wash. Its low profile allows you to get much closer to the arch than many of the others in the park. The short trail starts with a well marked sign after you ascend the large fin near Landscape Arch. You will be 0.9 miles before Double O Arch at this point. Everything is properly designated so you won't miss it. Check out nearby Navajo Arch while in the area; they are both smaller and more intimate than the mighty soaring arches you'll often find, and the side trails cut down on the crowds slightly.

There are decent wildflowers here in spring, and keep your eyes open for deer. Be careful for cryptobiotic soil when hiking in this area, and keep an eye on your sun exposure and hydration.

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