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Delicate Arch

Near Moab, Arches National Park, UT 84532
+1 435-719-2299
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Hot in summer

Arches gets hot in summer Take water if you hike This arch can be seen approximately 500 meters... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
1234Col
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Sydney, Australia
Be prepared!

The Arch is pretty cool...but the hike is very tough! I don’t think people really were prepared... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
loneflower1
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A world-famous natural sandstone arch.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“take your time” (61 reviews)
“slick rock” (64 reviews)
“license plates” (27 reviews)
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Near Moab, Arches National Park, UT 84532
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"take your time"
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"slick rock"
in 64 reviews
"license plates"
in 27 reviews
"rock ledge"
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"bring water"
in 59 reviews
"up hill"
in 21 reviews
"parking lot"
in 81 reviews
"mile hike"
in 47 reviews
"wolfe ranch"
in 32 reviews
"around the corner"
in 19 reviews
"afraid of heights"
in 35 reviews
"long hike"
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"rock cairns"
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"miles round trip"
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"early in the morning"
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"lots of water"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Arches gets hot in summer Take water if you hike This arch can be seen approximately 500 meters from where you park your car or you can get up close to it with about a 6 km walk. It is the arch that Arches is...More

Thank 1234Col
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Arch is pretty cool...but the hike is very tough! I don’t think people really were prepared, wrong footwear, no water, bringing grandma along, etc. a good portion is walking up a large dome, and some narrow paths along the cliff. The viewing area is...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

An amazing hike - we set off around 7.15 am and there were already other hikers, but not to crowded. I hiked with my kids ages 9 and 12. Had heard pretty inconsistent ratings of the difficulty of this hike prior to hiking, but we...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The hike to Delicate Arch is non-technical but there are some uphill slick rock sections that might be tough for young or older hikers. We loved coming around the ledge and all of a sudden there was the arch. An amazing sight for sure.

Thank frojoe23
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I’m sure you already know how spectacular this arch is. The hike to it is tough, but you are truly rewarded with stunning beauty. We got there a little later than I wanted, so there were crowds gathering for the sunset viewing. It was kinda...More

Thank Greg M
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It was very hot the day we went (over 100 degrees) but it was worth the hike to see this arch. It is not a difficult hike. Take water, sunscreen and a good dessert hat. The beauty of this arch and indeed the whole Park...More

Thank Thomas C
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We did not do the actual hike to the arch. We decided to do the upper, and lower lookouts. This is still a hike. The lookouts give you a good view of the arch. I had just had back surgery. I was not up to...More

Thank rogerythat
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

i thought it was just that underwhelming, i prefered the other other arches, in my opinion they had more of a wow factor.. just saying

Thank PedalsMoving
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 66 year old mother who has a heart condition and is afraid of heights almost didnt do this hike because of reviews and youtube videos scaring her off. Not only did she do it, but we (along with my 71 yr old father) did...More

Thank Nadia J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I would recommend visiting this site. Easy to get a good view of the formation and it is one of the more complete arches in the park.

Thank Ryan S
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loneflower1
June 27, 2018|
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Response from Jeremiah Z | Reviewed this property |
The parking lot fills pretty early. I would try to arrive no later than 2-2.5 hrs before sunset to ensure you get a spot. You will not be alone up near the arch. It's amazing how crowded it gets up there.
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Anaka M
May 22, 2018|
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Response from Jeremiah Z | Reviewed this property |
I would say if you're able to carry your toddler for much of the hike, it would be possible. The hike is 3 mi. RT, 480 ft. elev. gain. The hardest stretch is climbing straight up slick rock on the side of a hill for about... More
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fern R
February 5, 2018|
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YES!!! We took our boys in April when they were 3 and 5. It was hot... but with some bribing, they both made it no problem.
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