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Delicate Arch

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Address: Arches National Park, Moab, Arches National Park, UT UT 84532
Phone Number: 435-719-2299
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Activities: Hiking
Description: A world-famous natural sandstone arch.

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Absolutely worth the trek from Wolfe Ranch

In my previous visit I was unable to view the Delicate Arch from Wolfe Ranch trail instead had to settle down with Delicate Arch upper viewpoint. This time I made sure I did visit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Fremont, California
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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

In my previous visit I was unable to view the Delicate Arch from Wolfe Ranch trail instead had to settle down with Delicate Arch upper viewpoint. This time I made sure I did visit it from Wolfe Ranch trail and it was simply amazing. One can spend hours gazing towards it, with mountains in the background. There is plenty of... More 

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This has been on my bucket list for many years and it was worth the wait. Going at sunrise is great but sunset is my favorite. Staying after dark is an experience like no other when you look up and see more stars in one glance than you've probably seen your entire life.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Quite a hike so best to go straight there. It's a lot smaller than it looks in photos. I think there are much better Arches in the park and better hikes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Forget the delicate arch view point. Take the short but a little strenuous trail to the arch itself. Everyone goes for sunset. If you dont want the crowds go early in the morning. Its also cooler.

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Albuquerque
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The hike can be a bit much when you are not sure what to expect in front of you but once you make it around the big rock and see this view you know the hike was worth it all. It can be a bit nerve racking walking around a small ledge but just slow down and let the fast... More 

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Bovingdon,UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I was a little unsure of how long and how fit I needed to be to tackle the hike to Delicate Arch. As long as you are well prepared and don't rush it is about 75 mins to the arch and 45 mins back down. Believe me it is well worth the effort ... I spent an hour at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Visited here with adult daughters. Walk is a lot longer than the brochure says. Bring lots of water and some snacks to enjoy at end of trip. Wear hiking boots or some good shoes as the rocks and sand pose some good obstacles. Plan on at least two hours to go up and back. Wear lots of sunscreen and a... More 

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South Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The trail to get up to the Delicate Arch was about 1.5 miles from the parking area, wasn't difficult to get to, but was very popular the day we hiked up to the Delicate Arch. The only time the crowd became an issue was when traversing the rock ledge just before reaching the Delicate Arch. This was a memorable hike... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I have taken this hike a few times three to be exact. Whats at the end of the hike never ceases to amaze me. It is a hike up the mountain side and all over the place but when you get here it is pure beauty. Do not miss this hike. You need to go at least once in your... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Easy climb up the slick rocks even for families with small children. Only the final part is a narrow path carved in the wall with deep drop-off. In January it was covered with ice and looked really dangerous if you do not have good footwear and traction devices. At least some smaller children were crying and resisting to go beyond... More 

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