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on Delicate Arch Trail

1 day ago

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

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
6 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.

great views.

off road driving
10 days ago

Great view from the top! I will do it again.

hiking
10 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.

hiking
11 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

hiking
11 days ago

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

Good short easy hike.

hiking
13 days ago

Amazing!

Beautiful day to go on 3/31/18
Bucket list checked

hiking
16 days ago

nice hike for me and my husband it was pretty easy for us probably because we did it back in February and the weather was really nice and it wasn't super hot yet. we loved that there was more hiking involved to get to this Arch made it fun and the actual Delicate Arch is amazing and definitely worth seeing ❤️

Worth it

hiking
18 days ago

hiking
22 days ago

Much of this trail is slogging through sand, but the amazing panoramas make it all worth it, and the mile of trail just south of the junction with squaw canyon is one of the best stretches in the Needles.

hiking
22 days ago

Nice mildly rigorous hike. Incredible view of the arch. Must do!!

We saw four people the entire time. Amazing view! Challenging hike for kids (we had a 6 and 9 year old) but they felt great after they accomplished it.

hiking
24 days ago

Trail was good but nothing special. Fun climbing up the rock face. The view at the end (Delicate Arch) was phenomenal.

hiking
25 days ago

Beautiful view of the arch. A bit busy, but still amazing

backpacking
26 days ago

Beautiful views. It is a strenuous climb out of the canyon.

hiking
27 days ago

Short creek crossing. Probably more fun in the summer but it was pleasant. Waterfall is pretty.

absolutely incredible! one of my favorite hikes. Make sure to take a GPS or have this downloaded onto your phone.. very hard to find the trail and stay on it! also a helpful tip, every 50 feet or so there are stacked rocks to mark the trail

hiking
1 month ago

Busy even on a Wednesday morning in march. Great views, but follow the people around you, easy to make the trip longer.

hiking
1 month ago

You cannot beat this hike. Great views, really makes you appreciate nature. Some sandy areas but worth the hike.

hiking
1 month ago

The hike is pretty easy, but fun nonetheless. Glad we hiked when we did, the weather was in the upper 30's to low 40's with sunny skies. This helped to keep the crowds down but when we heading back to the parking lot, the trail was very crowded. Coming around the bend to the arch was breathtaking. Worth taking the time to see this beautiful natural arch. Would hate to do this hike in the summer.

hiking
1 month ago

Took a guided hike with a park ranger. He explained the historic significance of the site, and the NPS efforts to preserve it. Please be respectful while at False Kiva and stay off the structures. The walk up is quite strenuous, on eroding thin switchbacks going up and down, but views and shade at False Kiva are beyond worth the trek. Highly recommend, with caution! Hike is unmarked, and could easily be lost.

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