“As seen in Indiana Jones!”
This 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 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 than 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 148 feet (45,1 meters) and a height of 104 feet (31,7 meters), both measured using precision laser equipment on June 23, 2009.
A beautiful view and short walk. Easy to get to and trail is being remade to make it even easier. Nice photo opportunity to get right under the arch.
It is a very easy trail to hike up to it. You can continue and climb up into the arches but I enjoyed just getting close. (It was almost 102 degrees that day.) The trail is easy to walk on and not steep. It took me about 30 minutes to get there and back.
I could not find anywhere on here that actually says it costs $30 to get into the park to see this. Imagine how pissed I was when I drove an hour out of my way to see this to find out it did cost to see. At this point in my trip, I was not paying for pictures of rocks.
Couldnt get very close, and although it was nice to look at seeing the windows arches was much more rewarding due to accessibility.
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