The Double Arch formation consists of two arches which share their foundation rock and stretch out in a V pattern in a spectacular visual display! Measuring 112 feet high (34 m), it is the tallest arch formation in Arches National Park. With a span of 144 feet (43 m) it is one of the longest arches in the park, second only to Landscape Arch. Double Arch was formed by vertical water erosion, rather than from the more common horizontal water erosion.
This incredible formation can be seen from the parking area but is an easy walk to the base of the arch. A short climb over loose boulders and rock allows you to sit inside the opening making for a great picture moment. You might recognize Double Arch from the opening scene of “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.” Don’t miss it – one of our favorites! This is in close proximity to other nearby attractions such as the Windows arches and Parade of Elephants rock formations.