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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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Raymore, Missouri
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This hike had me fooled, especially after doing the trails around some of the other arches. Apparently there is a road with a view point of this arch, but it was closed due to flash-flooding the day we went. Either way, the husband wanted to do this hike to see it up close. I thought how bad could a mile... More

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California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Obviously a very scenic hike, and very manageable in just a few hours. You could do it in less time if you're in a hurry, but there's no reason to rush if you've got time to enjoy it. Easily a five out of five if you can do it without the crowds, which I was unable to do.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I found this hike pretty difficult (and I work out regularly) - you go uphill the whole time. It probably didn't help that it was over 100 degrees that day.(end of August) I had to keep stopping for rests and drinks. There were a few people on the hike who felt unwell.You don't see the arch until you get to... More

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Waterford, Michigan
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40 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

It was a bit of a hike but worth it. The Arch is amazing and the bowl around it was like a hangout. This is the most popular Arch but don't miss the Double Arch. Worth the hike but one of the hardest to get to!

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Oxford, Mississippi
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Most beautiful spot in the park. A bit of a hike but worth the view. Nice vista of the nearby mountains as well.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We arrived around 8am to find the parking lot already full. It only holds bout 50 cars with an overflow for larger vehicles on the opposite side of the road. We were prepared with hiking boots, hats, water and sunblock and we needed them all. It's quite a hike over uneven ground and I pity the fools that went in... More

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Racine, WI
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11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The best view time of this arch is at sunset, which is round 7:30-8pm on the Labor Day. We started the hike around 6:30pm. Took about 1 hour to reach the destination. There is very little shaded area on the road. But it feels much cooler comparing to earlier time during the day. The parking space is not large enough... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

So I would give this 5 stars, but the deduction of 1 is due to the parking lot. We were 100% lucky to find a parking spot in the tiny parking lot. We arrived to the parking lot at around 1pm (peak attraction time) and snagged a spot. Also, they have bathrooms but they were essentially porta potties. Very gross,... More

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Boxford, Massachusetts
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

There is a view point to see Delicate Arch which requires climbing a small hill. While less strenuous than the hike out to Delicate, the viewpoint does not capture the size, the grandeur or the beauty of Delicate. If possible, hike out to the arch. Just plan on stopping to catch your breath; bring a lot of water and head... More

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cerritos
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Being one of the most photographed arch, this is a 3.2 mile round trip hike and a must do for an average fit person. Even though there is a view point to see this arch, there is nothing like getting close up and under. Few tips. Go early or late. Parking can get full at the trail head early, especially... More

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