The Windows Section is on most people’s shortlist when visiting Arches. There are two places to park at the end of Windows Road. The upper parking lot marks the Double Arch Trailhead. As you begin your easy .6 mile round trip stroll, the Parade of Elephants are there to greet you (pictured). Often overlooked are the pinyon and juniper clutching to the red topsoil. These scruffy-looking shrubs look dead. But a similar photo from the National Park achieves taken in 1925 shows this hearty groundcover has changed little in 100 years. Now look up. In the background (right) is Elephant Butte. The 5,653 foot peak is the highest elevation in Arches National Park.