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8 hours ago

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

Easy hike. My favorite arch of all time!

Did this hike a year ago and it was amazing! Beautiful view! You can’t beat this beautiful area

Mid February 2018... early morning start. We went clockwise. No map.No idea what we were in for. I'm NOT in shape and wasn't sure what to expect. Seeing someone up the first fin, I thought they were just having fun and taking selfies... until I realized I had to go that way. I'm afraid of heights as well. Having said all that... I had an absolutely amazing time! Super high winds and blowing snow made for some dangerous areas and there were a few that made the extremely tall fin that turned around.. not hiking with a partner. Bad idea. I doubted my abilities several times only because I've never hiked something this long. We took lunch breaks and stopped to look around. It was freezing so I didn't get as many pictures as I wanted.. hated digging for camera or phone. Wasn't prepared for scrambling rocks.. but glad I went clockwise because for me it is easier going down rock faces than up. Really wasn't prepared for the so called puddle or the young lady crying at the puddle. Once across, she and her husband helped my crossing. Thanks guys! Only slipped a few times and almost slid into frigid water. Take waders or a change of shoes and socks... the potential to end up in icy water in cold months is severe. I have to do this stuff in colder weather because of medical conditions... but I'd still suggest off season times. Chances of bus loads of tourists showing up is scaled way down... but we still ran into them in the park at the easier arches. Beautiful trail and even though that day I swore never again.. now that I understand and better know what to expect... DEFINITELY would do it again. More pictures next time!

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.

This is a beautiful Trail! The view the whole time on the Trail is Amazing! My mother in law did this hike and she’s 70 years old. She loved this hike!

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.

Fabulous hike! Best bang for your buck if you're wanting to see as many arches as possible in a day. Some areas could be concerning for hikers who are scared of heights or who aren't sure footed. For the typical hiker, this is a 'must-do' in my books!

Fantastic hike and a great introduction to the Moab area. I always recommend this hike to folks who are unfamiliar with this area as it is extremely easy to find and is a well marked trail. The two arches at the end are just a bonus, the scenery is equally as stunning! Be wary that there is a small ladder and somewhat of a "climbing" scramble at one point, but nothing that should deter a typical hiker. Enjoy!

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
5 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.

Loved this hike around Arches. You go on side excursions/trails that will take you to eight arches total if you follow the whole trail. Every Arch was unique! We paired this with the Devils Garden Loop for a full day of hiking.

95% of people stay in the parking lot, but the views from the floor are stunning. It’s about 100 stairs down, then a short walk... go as far as you like, perfect for kids, lots of room to explore and unlike other trails, nothing they can catastrophically fall off. We went late afternoon (around 6 PM); we were in the shade the whole time and the light was perfect.

Did this with a 5-year-old, and he was THRILLED with the two short chained areas and the little ladder. The views are awesome and it was way less crowded than in the park. (We went around 8 AM on a Saturday.) Hike beyond the arch and around the bend for jaw-dropping views.

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.

We did the entire primitive loop. It was a fun hike. There was some minor scrambling, but nothing too difficult. I thought we would see more arches on the primitive loop, so that was the only disappointment for me. But overall it was great and I highly recommend it for anyone in average shape who enjoys going beyond the normal hiking trails.

Wow !!

hiking
8 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.

Fantastic hike. Certainly moderately strenuous, and there are a couple spots that require some basic scrambling. If you have someone in you group that is terrified of heights this is probably not the best hike for you as the trail takes you very close (feet) from sheer cliffs. We were able to complete it even in a wind storm that blew through which had up to 50mph gusts at some points. If you’re going during wind make sure you have a Buff or bandana to cover your face. The wind whips up the sand and dust and it’ll get everywhere! Totally worth doing the whole loop as the views were amazing.

Happy trails!

off road driving
9 days ago

Drove and camped along the White Rim Trail over three nights in early April. Some of the most amazing scenery I’ve ever seen in my life. Every turn provided excitement in navigating the terrain and new and stunning landscapes to enjoy. Probably the best-kept outdoors secret in Utah.

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.

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
10 days ago

Great early morning warm up hike. Weather was cool and hardly anyone was there at that time. Most take photographs at the viewpoint, but the easy hike into the canyon is well worth it to give you a perspective of the massive sandstone monoliths and the enveloping solitude.

hiking
10 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.

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