Hike-in Required
ADA accessible
Guided tours
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)




Parking Pass

National Park Pass


Easy access. Gorgeous terrain. Explorable.


Crowded at times. Very hot in summer.

Pets allowed

Not Allowed



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