Delicate Arch is the highlight of the Arches National Park and one of the symbols of the state of Utah. This 20 m (65 ft) tall geological formation is the result of the sandstone erosion. The hike to the arch is about 2.4 km (1.5 miles) long. It's not a difficult trail, but it can get very hot, so bring water bottles. A short trail leads to a viewpoint that allows you to admire the arch and the scenery. The top of the arch is a nesting place for white-throated swift. To visit Delicate Arch and get the most from your holiday in Arches National Park, create itinerary details personal to you using our Arches National Park journey builder.
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Arches NP is next to Zion the park in the USA that impressed me the most. When there you just have to hike to world famous delicate arch! The arch you see on so many travel agency's ads, in movies or.... more »
This is the iconic arch of Arches National Park (and Utah). It's a steep climb over slick rock to get there, but totally worth it. We were racing against the sunset so we made it up in less than 45.... more »
Great hike, not too strenuous. There is one big incline on sandstone that is the hardest it gets. The end result is worth the time.
One of the most popular trails in Arches National Park in Utah is the 1.5 mile trail (one way) that will give you an up-close experience with one of the parks most iconic arches, Delicate Arch. The trail is listed as moderate and, with the exposure to the sun, steep rock faces, and some narrow ledges towards the end, it is definitely not an easy trail. The highlight, of course, is Delicate Arch, which is the arch that is depicted on Utah’s license plate.
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