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A world-famous natural sandstone arch.
Near Moab, Arches National Park, UT 84532
+1 435-719-2299
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All reviews take your time slick rock license plates rock ledge bring water mile hike up hill parking lot wolfe ranch tough hike around the corner rock cairns early in the morning afraid of heights worth the effort elevation gain miles round trip
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Delicate Arch is a popular destination for a reason...it is stunningly beautiful. If you are not a hiker, this trail will likely be moderate to strenuous for you. If you are a regular hiker (with some uphill), you will likely find this trail to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Itsaboutthejourney01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This took about 2 hours for the round trip. You park at Wolfe Ranch and walk up a steep incline towards the cliff walk to Delicate Arch. The terrain is slick rock and sand for most of the way. The arch is wonderful to see,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CardiffMaddie
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Taking this hike you can literally stand under the arch. It is so worth the hike to see it up close. It's not an easy hike but the trail is well marked with lots of people using it, even at 8am. There are some steep...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ttiottn1
Reviewed 5 November 2018

The trip up is interesting to put it mildly. At one point, you travel up a long, wide slip rock. There are crowds and the trail looked like the procession headed to the Mt. Everest base camp. Some parts are a bit treacherous along the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 655billf
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

We wanted no crowds. Great photography. Do not attempt a night hike if you do not know the trail. A wrong turn and you might be in trouble. Worth the hike in the dark. Awesome place.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Evelyn C
Reviewed 26 October 2018

I doubt anyone ever has this arch to themselves anymore. Finding parking is your first challenge. Then, It's a fairly steep 3 miles with a little bit of exposed section but I honestly think anyone can do it....just take your time. It's always busy and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MTRose
Reviewed 23 October 2018

No pictures give Delicate arch justice, you have to see it in person!! It is beautiful!! Please don't be like me however, and not read the map. I thought it would be right off a path and it turned out to be a 3 mile...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kathryn B
Reviewed 20 October 2018

Let me start by saying that I am absolutely not athletic, I don't work out and I am not an experienced hiker so I was a bit worried about taking the hike to Delicate Arch... and it is a long and painful walk but we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank IB E
Reviewed 19 October 2018

A stunning arch: - at sunset - and after 21:00 with Milky Way behind. A perfect day for everyone who loves nature and photography. Note: Take sufficient lamps for walks in the night: e.g. headlamp and hand lamp.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Robert W
Reviewed 18 October 2018

Delicate Arch is the most widely recognized landmark in Arches National Park near Moab, Utah. The 60-foot-tall freestanding natural arch is depicted on Utah license plates and on a postage stamp commemorating Utah's centennial anniversary of admission to the Union in 1996. In fact, the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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28 June 2018|
Response from Jeremiah Z | Reviewed this property |
The parking lot fills pretty early. I would try to arrive no later than 2-2.5 hrs before sunset to ensure you get a spot. You will not be alone up near the arch. It's amazing how crowded it gets up there.
Anaka M
22 May 2018|
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Response from Jeremiah Z | Reviewed this property |
I would say if you're able to carry your toddler for much of the hike, it would be possible. The hike is 3 mi. RT, 480 ft. elev. gain. The hardest stretch is climbing straight up slick rock on the side of a hill for about... More
fern R
5 February 2018|
Response from seatac11 |
YES!!! We took our boys in April when they were 3 and 5. It was hot... but with some bribing, they both made it no problem.