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Its an amazing experience roaming amongst these wonderful geological creations! Marvel at them from a distance, stand under them up close or walk right through them... all unforgettable!

hiking
11 days ago

Amazing. Any photo can prove his magnificense.

excellent trail. nice quick easy hike

on Delicate Arch Trail

hiking
15 days ago

Once you have the pamphlet the trail is very easy to find. Recommend doing this hike for sunset, it was beautiful and not a very large crowd. Will need some flashlights for the route back as it can be easy to lose the trail.

Loved this hike! If you can climb a ladder, this is DEFINITELY worth it to check out. Way less crowded than the NPs, and gorgeous views all around.

Hiked it for my second time yesterday. Awesome terrain and my hat is off to the great people who laid it out and maintain it.

on Dead Horse Rim Loop Trail

hiking
20 days ago

Fine but not that spectacular.

on Delicate Arch Trail

20 days ago

What a sunset spot! You have to check out this arch close up it is really something. Walk isn’t too tough and trail is easy to follow with trail markers along the way. Toke us about 40 minutes to the top and 30 mins on way down. Was pretty busy even in mid November but a most do if in arches. Plenty of parking and toilets at the trailhead.

on Chesler Park Loop Trail

hiking
21 days ago

This is a looonnnng one for our family, but fun one. There are many twists and turns. Once reaching the Park, the landscape changes and the view becomes expansive.

The trail is not terribly challenging, but requires some planning and stamina. There are some narrow canyons along the way. Nothing was insurmountable.

Enjoy!

A quick and short hike. The views of the arches are beautiful, a nice brisk fall day to be out on the trail.

hiking
21 days ago

One of the most popular hikes in the park and there is a reason. It’s a pretty high elevation gain over the 1.5 miles so take your time as you are going up. Plenty of places to stop and rest along the way. Once you are almost to the top there is a pretty small ledge that you walk around so those with heights might have some issues. Once you make it it is all worth it. The view is amazing and it is as spectacular as all the pictures you see of it. Make sure you take water and headlamps if there is any chance you are coming down in the dark. Kids loved it!

Great trail but it is a little iffy if you have big dogs. We took our golden and he LOVED it. The rock wall you have to climb and the ladder were too much for him and I couldn’t lift all 85 lbs of him up it. The rest in our party made it up fine to see the remaining 1/4 mile and you can still see the arches from the area right before the wire guide climb.

So glad we did it. Met a fellow full-timer on the trail and talked for an hour afterwards as we gazed at the AMAZING amount of stars.

Beautiful hike! The only reason to do the entire loop is if hiking through the Joint is important to you. It is similar to a slot canyon. Otherwise doing the shorter hike to the overlook provides all you need to see of the needles as the return on the longer hike gets a little dull around mile 9. Otherwise, it is a great hike including flat parts and scrambling. For more details and pics visit https://etbtravelphotography.com/2018/11/20/best-hikes-canyonlands/

Less of a “hike” and more of a quick and easy way to get an up close look at three arches.

hiking
23 days ago

Hiked this trail in September to see the sunrise. It was one of the most spectacular places to hike! Would rate it as a moderate one, however we got to the parking lot at 6:40 and wanted make it to the top until the sunrise, so we had to do it really fast. It took us about 20 minutes in a very fast pace, which made hike quite difficult. If you are in no rush, then it can be very enjoyable experience. Would recommend doing it before sunrise because, first - it is not crowded and second - not hot at all. We were coming down around 9 am and it was already very hot, a lot of people just turned around on half way because of that and all that was in end of September.

Absolutely worth a visit while you’re in Moab! Not as crowded as Arches NP and you get some great panoramas from various parts of the trail. Enjoy!

great easy hike. if you have a dog there is a ladder and metal cable climb. I would recommend a pack with a handle for the dog as it made it simple to pull her up. I went at 8am and had the trail to myself!

It long hike but wrath it amazing look step is different not go with stoker please walk is fine but be peasant you cane make we love it going is little bet change but back it good must go

Beautiful sunset and night photography opportunities. You can walk behind the arch and then to a lower level to avoid a lot of the tourists.

This is an easy trail. A couple climbs using a cable rope and a short ladder but still easy. It’s about 2.5 miles round trip to the arch so wear the right shoes. Very worthwhile.

trail running
27 days ago

Super short and very sweet.

Trail a little rough to find for a short distance up a wash. Beautiful destination!

Did this trail in Feb 2016.
Heading back in Feb 2019. :)

backpacking
28 days ago

Some steep inclines on the final stretch but worth it. We did it with kids 3, 6 and 8, and they enjoyed the trail

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike. Challenging, but a lot of fun. The view up top is worth the fierce incline on the way up.

hiking
1 month ago

Probably the best hike (this and the loop in the north part with several arches). This is a clasic and a must-hike./walk

hiking
1 month ago

I think this is the second best arch. Definetly worth the little detour!

hiking
1 month ago

Go see it if you go that far, but don't miss the arches! I would also suggest making the whole loop if you already go that far...

Absolutely beautiful hike. My sister and I did this hike, ages 64 and 66. Parts of it are nice and easy and parts if it kicked our butts. While the Joint part of the loop had some difficult areas it was quite short and doable. It’s tough coming back as it feels like it will never end. One of our most beautiful and most strenuous hikes.

hiking
1 month ago

This was a good, well trafficked hike. We completed this hike in early August and it was very hot. Make sure to bring plenty of water.

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