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Really easy, the most difficult thing was walking in the sand, but worth the ten minutes it takes to complete.

hiking
1 day ago

Really simple walk up but can do a bit of bouldering/climbing

The initial trail made it seem like it was going to be more of a guided stroll and it increased in intensity as you continues.

on Sand Dune Arch Trail

1 day ago

kid friendly

Beautiful hike! Started at 8 am and the weather was great; it was in the high 60s when we started and mid 70s when we got back to our car. The hardest part of the hike was the slab, straight up incline. Must bring water!

on Delicate Arch Trail

4 days ago

Must see when going to Utah. Went at 9:00am, crowds were getting bad when leaving.

hiking
4 days ago

Easy jaunt from the roadway parking near the Windows section of the park. Good concentration of arches that are highly accessible. The volume of people corresponded with the ease, so maybe hit this one late in the day before leaving the park to avoid crowds.

Easy hike. My favorite arch of all time!

W O W. Absolutely breathtaking, and the views of Castle Valley are amazing.

This was worth every penny for the guided hike. We enjoyed getting to try out some beginner canyoneering skills. It's beautiful in the fiery furnace.

Easy, fantastic views, neat biological soil communities along the way. Even after sunrise, Mesa Arch is breathtaking.

Breathtaking. Take two or three times the water you think you'll need. The hike up the slickrock affords you no shade and can be brutal even as even starts to set in.

One of the most iconic arches that there is! This moderate hike is a great way to end a day in the park, I've always hiked this in mid-afternoon and found that the crowds were manageable. The trail steadily climbs upward and could be challenging for those who are not avid hikers or are out of shape. Enjoy a snack and photo opportunity at the end to really soak in the spectacle that is The Delicate Arch.

I found this trail to be somewhat difficult. The incline was pretty consistent throughout the hike and perhaps I wasn't quite adjusted to the altitude yet. Bring plenty of water. I hiked in early April and was blessed with above average weather. There were plenty of people but it wasn't overwhelming and didn't take away from the beauty of the place. Some areas were more narrow than others and near the edge so be mindful and definitely have good shoes! The arch was amazing but there were a line of people waiting to get their photo. Incredible view from many points on the hike.

hiking
9 days ago

This hike is short but a definite must do in the park. Delicate Arch is as good as it gets! Recommend going early to avoid the massive crowds.

Really pretty views, just a few steep parts, totally kid friendly, crowded AF even at 9 AM. (The best light is in the late afternoon anyway.) This one is really popular, but my 5-year-old and I got more bang for our buck at the less populated Corona Arch just outside the park.

Beautiful and busy

great views.

hiking
12 days ago

Great views. Best to go early in the morning. Hardly anyone was there and the morning sun lights the arch like a ribbon of orange.

We are 60 years old, in average shape for our age. We went unguided and just watched for the arrows. It wasn't too hard to stay on track. However, you want to be sure and explore the off-track areas. There is some climbing using both hands and feet. You will need a little bit of agility in places. But, it is not as daunting and scary as some would have you believe. It's a really fun hike.

hiking
13 days ago

Beautiful
Very Windy - limited the crowd size
Iconic!

This is a gradual ascent to an amazing arch. Originally we went to the lower and upper viewpoints. If you can walk up stairs and walk uphill then skip the viewpoints and do the trail to the arch. For us the viewpoints were a waste of time.

Great little hike around this geologic curiosity. The story presented on the sign was very interesting.

hiking
14 days ago

Iconic hike at Arches National Park. April weather was perfect, sunny low 80's. The hike on the way up revealed a sublime landscape in every direction.
The view of the arch was amazing, ringed by snow capped mountains in the distance. Take in some of the human history at the beginning of the trail. The Wolfe cabin and nearby Ute petroglyphs each tell a fascinating story. The trail is moderately strenuous, take plenty of water. The effort will be worth it, the views won't disappoint

Great hike. Took us about 3 hours. It was our first time, we were without a guide, and we had no problem. I would like to do it again and do more exploring off the route. We are 60 years old and I consider us moderate hikers.

hiking
14 days ago

Went at sunset and it was absolutely worth it despite the small crowd.

Super fun hike - especially with the pups. We did it back in February around Valentines and it was pretty hot so beware of bringing your pups from now until end of summer and bring lots of water - it’s pretty exposed the whole way. Be sure to carefully follow the cairns otherwise you’ll be destroying a lot of soil.

Beautiful

Great views, but overran with tourist.. still really neat though!

hiking
16 days ago

Beautiful!

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