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A world-famous natural sandstone arch.
Near Moab, Arches National Park, UT 84532
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All reviews take your time slick rock license plates rock ledge bring water mile hike wolfe ranch up hill parking lot elevation gain worth the effort early in the morning around the corner rock cairns afraid of heights miles round trip worth every step
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

At first we were unsure about going on this hike but we are so glad we did. It is rated a moderate because there are some steep climbs and drop offs. We had our 2 year old in a hiking backpack carrier, which really is...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Meredith G
Reviewed 6 days ago

Delicate Arch is one of Moab's most iconic arches. There are great views from viewing areas afar, or you can take the hike right up to the arch which is even more incredible.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank travishawkes1977
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We find that visiting national parks is a great way to get out and experience nature and get everyone off their electronic devices. I walk with a bit of difficulty because of arthritis in my knee, but I was able to do the hike to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jolene224
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was unlike anything you can imagine. Awesome hike and views that will take your breath away. We started early (7:30 am) and we are so glad we did. But, if you go this time of year there was and likely will be ice on...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank JuliePrins
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is worth the tremendous hike. When we finally got there, we were so amazed by the scenery. This arch would be a very memorable one, and my favorite in Arches National Park.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank RandomRay
Reviewed January 20, 2019

Based on previous reviews, we arrived 1st thing in the morning! This was worth it! Very few people at the arch which allowed us to get pics under the arch. This was a very strenuous hike but so worth it! We saw many people pause...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Amy M
Reviewed January 19, 2019

We were glad we made a hike to this place early in the morning. Its quite a hike for people of our age, but worth the effort. Literally we saw no one on entire route. The weather was great and the best part of it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Vishtraveller
Reviewed January 13, 2019

Definitely the most distinctive arch we visited at Arches National. It took us about an hour to trek up, nothing really dangerous but some parts where you need to walk along a narrow ridge without handholds which might be problematic for those afraid of heights....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tantiko
Reviewed January 11, 2019

Delicate arch is beautiful and you shouldn’t miss it. It’s a pretty easy hike with a bit of elevation gain and the setting is amazing. Expect a crowd and don’t be the annoying girl playing pop country music through her speaker equipped fanny pack for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mu92
Reviewed January 9, 2019

This arch is the centerpiece to the Utah travel destinations. We have seen it depicted numerous times on TV and photographs. So much in fact that we made it a Bucket List item for ourselves and made our way from the Midwest to see this...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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June 27, 2018|
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.
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
fern R
February 5, 2018|
Response from Amy G |
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.