Delicate Arch Viewpoint Trail is a 0.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Moab, UT that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.
This trail is rated as "easy" because it is short and not strenuous. If you go in the winter, it's important to note that this trail has numerous places where people leave the trail to take photos, and these vantage points can be icy and slippery in the winter. Details: Length: 100 yards (91 meters) round trip Time: 10 to 15 minutes In addition to the short accessible trail, another (moderately strenuous) hiking trail climbs one-half mile (0.8 km) toward Delicate Arch and ends at the rim of a steep canyon that separates the viewpoint from the arch. (This is not the popular trail to Delicate Arch, which starts at the Wolfe Ranch parking area.)
Easy walk/hike to a viewpoint with Delicate Arch in the distance. This is the trail to take if you're just driving through and don't have the time/ability to make the longer and more difficult Delicate Arch Trail. Nowhere near the arch, but you can see it from here.
Ok if you have no time & need to see this famous landmark, If you take the trail to the arch, this is not worth your time
Did this with my kids last year since we didn't have time to do the other way. It's really best up close.
Easy hike to view Delicate Arch, but the view is from very far away and it is difficult to get a better view without hiking to the arch. I wish I could have done the actual trail to this arch, but we had been hiking all day and nobody else wanted to do the hike and we were running out of daylight. Will have to go back to hike to this arch.
Its toooo far away to appreciate the grand nature of this arch soooo glad we hiked the real trail to the arch !!!
Good option if you don't have time for the real hike. Far view though.
Did this hike in previous visits. Was able to take the time to hike to the arch this trip. The Delicate Arch trail is a must if your able.
Easy trail but can be a bit steep towards the end for some people. Good for children. You don't get very close to the arch but it is a nice alternative view of it. We went at sunset and it was cool to see the scale of it with the people up around the arch.
Easy trail that gives a great view from below of one of the wonders of Utah.
Short walk to a viewpoint of Delicate Arch. Take the 1.5 mile trail to the arch if you can. It's much better then the viewpoint.
A must do in the park. When approaching the trailhead, be prepared to park along the side of the road, because there is very limited parking and this is a VERY popular hike. The hike is nothing to brag about until you almost get to the arch. It's a steady uphill most of the way, and picks up a little over a mile in when you walk up the flat rock-face. Once at the top, the trail goes alongside a cliff face, so those that are weary of heights should be considered warned. At the arch, prepare for literally 100 people to be there, all waiting their turn to stand under the arch and show some pearly whites. Honestly, the crowd of people at the top ruined the hike for me, as nobody seemed to stop and admire the beauty of the area, but rather treated it as an amusement or a commodity. That being said, this was still in my top 5 favorite hikes in the park.
A short walk to a long-distance view of Delicate Arch. Next time, I'll get up earlier and take the long way all the way to the arch.