Garden of Eden

Rating: 
Round Trip Distance: up to 1 mile
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation: 5116 - 5206 feet
Cellphone: 0-3 bars
Time: 45 mins.
Trailhead: Garden of Eden
Fee: $25/vehicle
Attractions: Scenic geology




The Garden of Eden is located in Arches National Park near Moab, Utah. With no designated trails it is more of an open hiking area where visitors can explore its various fins and geological structures including Serpentine Arch and Owl Rock.


The Garden of Eden is the first stop on the left as you drive into the Windows Section of Arches National Park.


From the parking area visitors tend to naturally head toward the gap between Adam and Eve and the Devil's Golf Ball.


The gentle climb along the slickrock path provides some welcomed exercise for children that have been pent-up in the car too long.


Climbing all the way through the gap opens up the opportunity to explore the central area of the garden.


Here there always seems to be something that draws your cameras attention.


Serpentine Arch is probably the arch with the largest opening in the Garden of Eden.


There is even another balanced rock in the garden.


Owl Rock is popular with rock climbers. On this day there were was one climber working his way down from the top while several others where waiting for their turn.


The Garden of Eden is a good option to keep in mind while visiting Arches National Park. It is fun to explore and usually easy enough to find a place to park. If you would like to see it for yourself then all you have to do is 'Take a hike'.