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Address: Windows Section of the Park, Arches National Park, UT 84532
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Section of Arches National Park that is home to juniper forest, collections...

Section of Arches National Park that is home to juniper forest, collections of eroded sandstone formations and famous arches.

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very nice hike

A nice paved hike to the windows section, followed by a few stairs. Then you have to climb over some rocks to actually get to the base of the arch. Just beyond the opening of... read more

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chicago, il

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chicago, il
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice paved hike to the windows section, followed by a few stairs. Then you have to climb over some rocks to actually get to the base of the arch. Just beyond the opening of arch, there is an area that the kids had a great time climbing and exploring.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the North window is best in the afternoon, but both North and South windows can be shot from the "back" in the morning. Also, fewer tourists visit the back side of the windows, because the trail is "primitive." Turret arch is a good AM shot, but suffers from the "too many people" problem.

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

The Windows are a great place for all ages and abilities. You park and walk just a little bit and get to see a variety of arches and windows.

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Thank lcgovols
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40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

The windows section is the best bang for your buck in Arches, here you can see turret arch and the north and south windows with very little hiking. But the primitive trail also provides more adventurous opportunities if that is your thing. All three of these Arches you can get inside which is a lot of fun. The fist window... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Our 7th time in Arches at all seasons! Walked the whole Windows trail in January. Boots with cleats a good idea in variable levels of ice and snow. Be sure of your outfit in case of wind and cold - temp drops quickly at dusk. Have a flashlight if you're out late in the day. Park is wonderful when there... More 

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Fresno, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

The Windows area has the largest concentration of natural arches in the entire world. There are so many attractions packed into such a small area such as The Parade of Elephants, Turret Arch, The Windows (AKA The Spectacles), Cove Arch, Ribbon Arch, Elephant Butte, and the Cove of Caves are all within half a mile of each other. This is... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Much like lots of the vistas at arches (and Moab generally) Windows is best viewed as the sun is getting ready to set (Golden Hour). A sunny day will turn the window-arches fiery red. This is owing to the east facing approach to the windows. Enjoy!

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Thank Andrew S
New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

One of the many walks through Arches National Park that all together adds up to a memorable and special site.

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

The 3 Arches were pretty easy to get to, and are worth checking out because of that. I went for sunrise and the shadows the sun cast across the desert were pretty cool, but this isn't what you came to the park for.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Great views to and from these wonders of nature.We spent a good few hours walking and viewing as many of the arches and special rock formations as we could in our time here.This is a great time to visit as it is not too busy.

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