A must do!! Husband and I are 60+ and were somewhat apprehensive. Although it is not a stroll it is absolutely doable for anyone in relative good shape. Experience, scenery is not to be missed!!
Can't missing seeing Double Arch. It is a very short walk from the parking area (.5 miles round trip) and you can walk around in the arch. It is right by the Windows Trail (at the other end of the parking lot) and there are a lot of people around because of the short/easy hike. Don't miss this as it is beautiful.
This one has two problems so I deducted two stars. One is the hike is fairly long and you can see the arch the whole way so once you get to it there's no big reveal or surprise about it. The other problem is that this one is nothing special. There are bigger arches, more beautiful ones, some have shorter hikes etc..Save your time.
This is a bit of a hike to get to, but really easy. I saw a lot of photos but was disappointed that you really can't get a great shot as the trail ends well short of the arch - and the reason being that a section fell away and they want to keep folks away and safe! In the winter watch for ice on the trail, maybe take some cleats for your shoes - they sell them at the Visitor's Center.
Not for the faint of heart or inexperienced hikers. Be sure to take water with you and be prepared for some baking-hot sun the whole time. Doing the whole trail, including the primitive loop, is worth it, but also may be challenging in places for those who are afraid of heights. I know I had a few tough moments, especially when you're stuck behind people who are just standing there chatting and there's no space to squeeze around them. Please be considerate of others who are using the trail - if you'd like to take a break, move off the main drag, especially if you're in a place where there is not much space for others to keep moving! There are many beautiful sights along this trail, but I would not suggest it for people with movement limitations or for small kids, mostly because every little kid we encountered on this trail was tired of being out in the sun and all the walking and was loudly making their lack of naptime known. There can be some parts where the trail is not all that well-marked, so if you are uncomfortable with the potential of a little bit of path-making, you may want to give this one a miss.