- Hiking, Natural Wonders, Sightseeing Type
- 1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
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The Windows Section, which is about 2 square miles in size, is home to some of the largest arches in the park, including North Window, South Window, Turret Arch and Double Arch. It's also considered one of the park's most scenic areas. From the parking lot, there are a handful of easy trails that bring travelers to all of the arches. A short (less than a mile round-trip) gravel trail leads to the North Window, South Window and Turret Arch. You can also take a slightly longer primitive trail (about a mile in length) that leads around the Windows by starting at the South Window viewpoint.
Recent visitors loved the easy trails and their proximity to the parking lot, but they also warned of large crowds. To avoid the throngs of sightseers, reviewers recommended getting to the Windows early in the morning. They also suggested taking the primitive trail that leads to the backside of the arches for a reprieve from the crowds.
The Windows Area, which is free to access with park admission, is located 9 miles north on the park road and 2 ½ miles east on the Windows road. From the park entrance, it's a 25-minute drive. For information on trails, visit the official NPS website.