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Delicate Arch

Arches National Park, UT
435-719-2299
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Hiking
Description: A world-famous natural sandstone arch.
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Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The Delicate Arch needs no introduction. I daresay it's the most photographed arch in the country (deservedly so!). The purpose of my writing this review is to share my opinion on when to hike up to the arch, especially if you want to experience minimum discomfort while maximizing photo-ops. The National Park guide will tell you that the hike takes... More

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Littleton, Colorado
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9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This location is very famous, due to it being delicate and somewhat historic. However, before you see the arch, you have to hike there. The hike is the greatest hike in the park, with many things to see along the way, including a prehistoric painting (if I remember correctly). Though it is pretty busy, I'd still recommend this to anybody... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This hike is so worth the view. The sweltering heat can be brutal but you will forget all about it once you behold this beautiful sight of nature. It's amazing what the power of wind, gravity and water can do. Suggest you go stand right under the arch to really comprehend the size of this natural wonder. You will realize... More

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San Francisco
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This was a fun hike - there's a reason it's the most popular hike in the park! We definitely enjoyed it. The arch is really neat, and we even had a chance to sit under it. There are tons of people and it's super hot in the park in the summer, so hike as early as you can, or wait... More

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San Diego, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

The Delicate Arch is one of the most famous icons in the USA. Night photos of the Milky Way with the Delicate Arch in the foreground is an extraordinary image, and a once in a life time event for me. The hike to the arch is mildly strenuous when loaded down with camera equipment and water, but definitely worth it.... More

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
30 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We did this with me, my wife and kids ages 9 and 13. We hiked at sunset and it was still very hot. Bring a backpack with water. You will need it. The hike is a workout as it is uphill on the way. At times you feel as if you are walking on the moon. The views at sunset... More

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Moscow, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Delicate Arch is what everyone thinks of when they hear "Arches National Park", and for good reason! It is truly breathtaking and it makes you wonder how it even stays up. Sunset is a great time to go but it can get crowded.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

There is a restroom at the trailhead, use it and prepare yourself. This hike can be difficult for some who are out of shape or not accustomed to hiking. It about 1.5 miles in with a some elevation gain around the halfway mark. Bring water and and take rests if you need to. The end is well worth the struggle.... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We went on a cloudy day, not windy, and the temperature was around 80f, which is ideal for a hike. However, it still took me almost an hour to hike up to the arch, uphill. You think you are almost there after the first mountain, but no way, there is a 2 nd part to it and so be prepared.... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Amazing reward after a moderate hike. We were rushing to try to see the sunset but at the last minute a cloud rolled in ruining it. It was still beautiful though. There were a ton of people there and it was difficult to get a picture because there was a line of people waiting to have their picture taken beneath... More

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