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Delicate Arch, Arches National Park

Delicate Arch is the highlight of the Arches National Park and one of the symbols of the state of Utah. This 20 m (65 ft) tall geological formation is the result of the sandstone erosion. The hike to the arch is about 2.4 km (1.5 miles) long. It's not a difficult trail, but it can get very hot, so bring water bottles. A short trail leads to a viewpoint that allows you to admire the arch and the scenery. The top of the arch is a nesting place for white-throated swift. To visit Delicate Arch and get the most from your holiday in Arches National Park, create itinerary details personal to you using our Arches National Park journey builder .
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  • This was a relatively easy hike this time of year but could be strenuous in hotter months. Great views, sort of busy but not too bad!  more »
  • This one will depends on how much u wanna walk. We did both of the observation overlooks. Talked about going to the actual arch the next day but went to another park. Very nice  more »
  • Crowds at sunset. Bring water, be prepared for slippery flatrock trail. Get back to parking before dark!  more »
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  • Great hike, not too strenuous. There is one big incline on sandstone that is the hardest it gets. The end result is worth the time.
  • One of the most popular trails in Arches National Park in Utah is the 1.5 mile trail (one way) that will give you an up-close experience with one of the parks most iconic arches, Delicate Arch. The trail is listed as moderate and, with the exposure to the sun, steep rock faces, and some narrow ledges towards the end, it is definitely not an easy trail. The highlight, of course, is Delicate Arch, which is the arch that is depicted on Utah’s license plate.
  • Definitely worth the hike. Seeing it from the lookout does not compare to seeing it up close. The trail is somewhat difficult, but the kids (7 and 8) had no problems with it. Waited for the sun to ease up late afternoon as there is no shade along the way. Bring lots of water!
  • Really cool but be prepared for tons of people. We were there before sunrise and even with a decent hike up a hill to get to the arch there was a crowd. Worth the wait though.
  • Truly amazing. I have no words to explain speech less.. 3mils round trip .. starts early morning if you can drinks lots of water. No shade whatsoever.. it’s worth the hikes .proper footwear recommend
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