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This is a get your picture and leave type of hike. Compared to Corona and Bowtie, it was meh. The arch itself is awesome. The hike up is nothing special. At the top, you’re met with a whole bunch of people with little hiking ettiequte. People perched under the arch making it impossible to get a photo and groups of people talking and yelling.

An all around better option is Corona and Bowtie. The drive there is AWESOME! The hike is so freaking fun and the arch is just as spectacular.

You have to see Delicate arch when you come to Utah, but definitely don’t do this as your only arch hike!

Wow! (In Owen Wilson’s voice)
This trail was EPIC! Incredible views and 100% worth it! It was considered moderate for us. It took about 1 hour and 15 minutes to hike up and 40 minutes to go back down. It was a little Icy but nothing too crazy. Elevation gain was a little difficult at times, but doable. Definitely a must do! Unbelievable views at the arch!

Short and easy yet stunning and beautiful. Delicate arch, probably the most famous of all the arches and understandably so.

hiking
7 days ago

It is “only” 1.5 miles each way, but there is a lot of elevation and uneven footing. Right now there is also snow and ice. So I would say it is moderate to difficult. BUT totally worth it. Amazing to see the Arch up close! This is a must-do in the park!

hiking
7 days ago

Right off the main road, making it a very busy place. Still a great and easy landmark to visit!

hiking
7 days ago

Beautiful evening to see the most iconic natural structure in Utah! It was a perfect hike with excellent views. The only downside is all the tourists who actually walk directly under the arch. Had to photoshop quite a few people out of my photos!

Wonderful surprise!!! Absolutely worth the hike

hiking
9 days ago

Easy trail and well marked. The views are great but it is hard to compete - Arches has much better trails and views. That said, this would be easy for children and families. And it is very short - 2 miles return! We hiked it during the government shutdown so there was a lot of ice on the steps, but it was manageable!

Amazed how the arches were formed! Love it!

hiking
15 days ago

Great trail, long hike mostly on redrock. Very short portion through the sand. Recommend, definitely worth the view and picture at the end.

Did this hike in 103 degrees which SUCKED. But once you get to the top, the view is gorgeous. The hike isn’t too long, but it’s essentially straight up the entire way. Definitely wear good hiking shoes, as the rock is in a fish bowl formation at the arch, and can be slippery and if you fall... well... ya done lol. Definitely bring water, and LOTS of sunscreen if going during the summer, there are no trees on the way up.

hiking
18 days ago

Started my hikes with this trail. Was nice just after getting to the trail the number of people dropped off was able to make the hike and take a side hike up the one canyon got a bunch of good photos. Weather was overcast and cold

Was cold and windy, had the most people of any of the hikes I did. I took the primative trail from the back side and saw very few people was well worth the hike

hiking
18 days ago

Started this at 9:00 AM with the temp at 16 degrees. Had more people than I thought given the weather but was well worth the hike

Amazing park!

awesome hike!

This is a great hike and you get to see Landscape arch, Partition arch and Navajo arch. Totally worth it just that the trail is not very well marked and we got easily lost at couple of points.

Awesome hike. We did it during sunset and the view was so pretty, literally the arch glows blissful sight to be there.

hiking
25 days ago

Sunrise on Cmas was unbelievably gorgeous.

on Delicate Arch Trail

25 days ago

Christmas Day 2018 was spectacular

Was a great afternoon hike to watch the sunset. I highly recommend.

Easy hike that isn’t too crowded in late October. Unbelievable views for the price of admission (a few miles and few hundred feet of elevation gained)

hiking
1 month ago

A short little hike to see two arches for the price of one... it's unbelievable how big some of the arches are!

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!

Well, it's not called Balanced Rock for nothing! Take this short hike around an amazing geological formation... it may not be with us much longer!

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing. Any photo can prove his magnificense.

excellent trail. nice quick easy hike

on Delicate Arch Trail

hiking
1 month 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.

I won’t call this a hike, more like a quick trail to view these stunning arches! Perfect place to start and be sure to head over to Windows.

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