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Double Arch, Arches National Park

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Double Arch is a close-set pair of natural arches, one of the more known features of Arches National Park in Utah, United States. From the Double Arch parking area it's a 0.5 mile (0.8 km) round trip to the arches. There are no guardrails or fences to prevent visitors from exploring directly beneath and through the arches.The area was used as a backdrop for the opening scene of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, in which the arches are briefly visible. However, the cave shown in the movie does not exist.Double Arch was formed differently from most of the arches in Arches National Park. It is what is known as a pothole arch; it formed by water erosion from above rather than more typical erosion from the side. The larger opening has a span of and a height of.
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  • It’s a close walk to the arch from the parking area. It’s a nice walk a lil up hill but not bad. Nice day  more »
  • You can see this arch from the parking lot, but travel the hard packed trail to get close up. Easy walk that you would regret skipping.  more »
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  • This was our second time visiting Arches National Park, but our first time seeing the double arch. It was 104 degrees and packed with people. We had a pleasant walk to the double arch with a bit of a climb up the rocks once inside the arch. Be sure to drink plenty of water and wear sturdy shoes with grippy soles if you want to climb up inside the arch. The scenery is beautiful. And you won't regret visiting. I wish we'd had more time to see the rest of the park.
  • I and my now fiance have come to arches for the last 2 summers in a row and enjoy every second of it. We still feel like we have more to see but the whole trip is so much fun and the sights are majestic. I ended up proposing under the double arch at night time which was amazing. I would recommend a visit to this national park to anyone. Just bring lots of water!
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