Navajo and Partition Arches

A worthy diversion from the Devil's Garden where you'll find a tree of life.

Arches Trails

Trail Head: 38.783166, -109.595171
Trail Type: Hiking
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 3 miles round trip

Navajo Arch and Partition Arch are located on the Navajo Arch Spur Trail, which branches from the Devils Garden Primitive Loop about 1.2 miles west of the Devils Garden Trailhead. The spur trail takes visitors to the south side of the well-known collection of fins that contains the monumental Landscape Arch.

Devils Garden Trailhead

(38.783166, -109.595171)

The trail begins at the Devils Garden parking area, at the end of the main access road in Arches National Park. The Devils Garden Trail is nice, wide, and level, as good as it gets in the barren Arches landscape. The improved trail ends at Landscape Arch; a Primitive Loop Trail extends from there, providing access to many of the area's most spectacular structures.

Devils Garden Primitive Loop Trail

(38.790753, -109.604491)

This whole trail is undeveloped, though it is the north end that is considered the actual primitive section of the loop. The Primitive Loop begins near the viewing area for Landscape Arch, the largest arch in the world.

Trail to Navajo and Partition Arches

(38.794362, -109.610354)

This spur trail is .27 miles long from the Primitive Trail to Navajo Arch, and .24 miles long from the Primitive Trail to Partition Arch.

Partition Arch

(38.791829, -109.608417)

Partition is a window-like arch found along the same fin as Landscape Arch, though farther to the northwest.

Navajo Arch

(38.791428, -109.60897)

Navajo is heavy and deep, and parallel to Partition on the next fin to the southwest.

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