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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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  • If you’ve visiting Arches you really have to visit Delicate Arch, there’s really nothing like it. Even in January later in the day we saw it got pretty busy up there so arriving early as we did possib...  more »
  • The hike is a steady 20% grade to the arch, which took us 90mins to reach the arch. Coming back is much easier. Seeing the arch made the hike well worth it.  more »
  • A pleasant walk, despite the fact that there were quite a lot of people. We left the car in the parking lot at the Wolfe ranch. the path leads around the ranch itself which is the smaller cottage, you can go check out on petroglyphs, which are very well preserved here, and then the path gradually climbs. Leading up the smooth stone, but it can be. It was even pretty children, everyone goes at their own pace so that the tranquility. The arc then all different posedavaji and taking pictures.
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  • We drove from the entrance to the parking lot for delicate arch. This park is obviously very popular and the roads are in great shape. We walked from the parking lot past an old homestead and made our way to delicate arch. Its a short hike to the arch. We got pictures of the arch and then sat and admired the scenery. This is a beautiful spot be sure you give yourself plenty of time to sit and soak it in.
  • Most beautiful and unique arch in the park! The hike is moderate, steep in a few places but manageable for pretty much anyone. Also has a great view of the La Sal Mountains! It will be crowded - but its worth going for sunset!
  • This is an American landmark. It's also featured on Utah license plates. It's probably the most popular area in Arches, so it will be very busy. What's really cool about it is the fact that you can walk right up to it and sit under it or just hang out by it. The whole area around it is really cool too. There is a steep drop off right next to it so you have to be careful not to fall.
  • One of the world's greatest wonders. I love this place. I did have a difficult time with the number of people who have discovered the beauty and splendor of Delicate Arch. Especially the college kid who thought we all wanted to hear his music blasting as we hiked. However, nothing can take away from the beauty of this place.
  • STUNNING! This is a 3 mile round trip hike. The first half is nearly all uphill. There are some steep cliffs and drop offs. Wear appropriate footwear and watch children carefully.
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