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Delicate Arch

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Address: Arches National Park, UT
Phone Number: 435-719-2299
Activities: Hiking
Description: A world-famous natural sandstone arch.
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My wife and I ventured up the mesa to view Delicate Arch in late January - we were worried. The trail starts out fairly level and then you hit the sliprock section and from there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
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Longmont, Colorado
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Longmont, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

My wife and I ventured up the mesa to view Delicate Arch in late January - we were worried. The trail starts out fairly level and then you hit the sliprock section and from there it is all up hill and the trail is not well marked. Just take your time and look for the occasional stacked stones marking the... More 

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Provo, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Hiked to the Arch in January. There were a some people hiking but nothing like the summer. Starts off with a bit of an elevation gain. When you are about to the arch there is a slippery part where we saw a couple of people fall on their behinds. The arch is great standing out in all its glory!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Walking up to this was one of the highlights of our 2 weeks in the US. Beat the Grand Canyon hands-down. We were lucky to go in December so it was quiet in terms of people. We started about 8.30 in the morning and it was below freezing so started off well wrapped up, but by the time the sun... More 

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Centennial, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Delecate Arch sits up on a hill and it looks like it was perfectly placed there. the most famous arch in the park. I did not do the hike up there because it was sooooo hot and the ppeople that were coming down were covered in sweat. I will make sure I get there earlier in the day the next... More 

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I imagine it would be challenging in the summer heat, but it would be absolutely worth doing, or getting up early to beat the heat. We stayed up at the top for hours just soaking in the views and waiting for the sunset. Photos of this arch just do not do it justice, you must see it in person to... More 

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Reno, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is the most famed arch in all of Arches and the trail there is pretty accessible so it definitely sees its crowds but go anyway. It is absolutely worth it. The hike is steep for awhile but affords great vistas. Once at Delicate Arch and the big bowl next to it, you will want time to sit and picnic... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We planned poorly and didn't have the energy to do the long hike...that was a mistake. We ended up doing the lower viewing areas and didn't realize how far they are from the actual arch. They're ok if you're unable to walk that far, but if possible, take your time and get right up there. We were told that, if... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

You can see Delicate Arc from the upper and lower view points both which just short walk away from the car park. To appreciate the beauty and the full force of nature on Delicate Arc, we did the 4.8km round trip hike on a fairly difficult trail with an elevation of 146m along with our little ones. It took us... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

What can you say about seeing in person something you have seen all over on calendars, photos. It was very hot, and I hurt myself climbing. I think people should know that in order to get there you need to take this hike > I don't recall much shade, but all in all, it was fun. Great sight No food... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

No trip to Arches is complete without Visiting Delicate Arch. But don't be one of the silly people who go there without proper footwear - no crocs (yes, we saw someone in crocs during the winter). During the winter when there was snow on the ground there were some challenging portions but not too difficult.

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