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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, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: A world-famous natural sandstone arch.
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Type: Geologic Formations, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: A world-famous natural sandstone arch.
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Wakeman, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

It's a great thing to do as a couple or a family. There's really nothing that I disliked about the whole thing.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

What is so cool about this arch is how big it is, I would say about 60 feet high and the views are awesome around the arch as well, including the basin beneath the arch and the surrounding rock formations. I am in good shape and it took me 30 minutes to get there and 30 minutes to get back.... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We have hiked to this arch on numerous times. If you go in the summer get an early start because of the heat. The trail is mostly uphill and is well marked. The last hundred yards or so you are hiking on a short ledge but around the corner is your destination. Besides the arch itself there is plenty of... More 

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Aspen, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This is a beautiful place, so memorable, and makes a perfect get away. They have camping sites around and other places to stay. When you go up you have to hike about 2-3 miles, then you get to this big bowl which is around the arch and you can get numerous pictures. Well Worth the hike (but bring water, because... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

In order to get a complete experience you need to get out of the car and walk on the paths. Bring lots of water and a few snacks.

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Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I live in Utah and recreate throughout the state. I have seen numerous pictures of the delicate arch and thought it would be a ho-hum experience. Was I mistaken. The arch is even more beautiful in person. I highly recommend going to this park off-season. It is ridiculously busy and can affect the park experience tremendously. I would consider off-season... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This one is a little ways off from the parking lot and the trial is a little hard to find in places, but what a view! There are view points down below but the hike is well worth the effort. Absolutely stunning!

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Charlton, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This arch has two way to view it. One way is from the lower vantage point which is a very easy hike and gives you a nice view or a more deficult hike but gives you a tremendous view and photo op of the arch.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Hard to believe this place is real - I am guessing its a conspiracy and Walt Disney made it????!!! Bit of a hike but that's fun in itself

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Fort William
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Go at sun set or sun rise, bring a good camera a trip pod water food and a head torch. Most important thing is take your time there, don't just take a picture and walk back, but sit down and look....

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