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off road driving
1 day ago

If you really want to see Canyonlands and have a high clearance vehicle I definitely recommend this trail. Went with my girlfriend in my pro4x frontier. I want to make it clear I have no experience off road driving. I wanted an intro trail that I wouldn’t have to be rock crawling on or doing something that would potentially be harmful to my truck (I’m 2,300 miles from home). This trail was perfect. There are many conflicting reviews but if you want an amazing experience and can handle a little adrenaline, do not pass this up. I drove the Beartooth Highway a week ago and this trail ranks up there with it as one of the top highlights of our trip. There are a few rocky parts where my 9” ground clearance def helped but we also passed an old couple in a sedan coming up past the bad parts. Make sure you ask the ranger if there have been any washouts. No permit needed. Enjoy

hiking
2 days ago

Absolutely amazing! This was without a doubt the best hike in Arches, totally worth it!

walking
2 days ago

Great, short, easy hike with amazing views!

Gorgeous hike at Arches! We got to the trailhead around 7am and it was pretty packed, but definitely plenty of parking. There’s a giant rock to climb up so the elevation gain can be a kicker but it’s worth it. Great photo opportunity at the end but there will be tons of people in your pictures!

Didn’t get the chance to hike the whole loop since it was too late in the day, but what we did get to was beautiful. It’s located close to the campground where we stayed which was nice. It was well marked and had a gorgeous sunset.

this is by far the best way to see delicate arch. well worth the moderate effort to see. great for sunset photos, but bring a flashlight or headlamp for the hike out, the trail nearest delicate arch is over rock and can be difficult to follow back in the dark

The arch is spectacular! So nice that it’s a dog friendly trail as well. We went in the middle of the day and it was very hot, but other than that it was great!

Amazing hike with some absolutely stunning views of canyons/arches. So many contrasting colors. Bring lots of water as it’s hot and dry. Some technical spots that only those with proper shoes and fitness should attempt.

hiking
9 days ago

This hike is very popular, so be ready for lots of people to be around. It was stunning and well worth the climb. Bring hiking boots for the climb because a significant portion of the hike is on a semi-smooth rock face. If you are afraid of heights, there is a stretch at the end of the outward portion right before the arch that has a drop on one side and a wall on the other, but it is a fairly wide path enough for at least two people walking side by side and it is a pretty short distance. The view at the top is amazing.

Great hike that is challenging but doable. As previously noted...start early. We started at 6:15 am and there was already a group at the first Arch. The number of people thinned out quickly after that as the trail picks up from a nice stroll to a bit of scrambling. We did it clockwise and finished in 4.5 hrs. We are both 67.

off road driving
12 days ago

Drove this trail yesterday in an almost stock Wrangler JKU. It’s a very scenic trail, easy in a Jeep, though We did see a 1980’s Chevy van running it as well. The GPS co-ords are wrong for the start of the trail. You need to go to the end of 279 to start.

Fairly easy trail and was nice in the evening. Fairly busy but spread out with certain sections of the hike. Great view at the end made it completely worth it.

Got to the Arch at 7am on Labor Day and around 40 people were already there. Nice hike to visit this iconic arch.

What a great hike for a couple of 60 year olds! Went to Double O then turned back, and was not disappointed! Don’t skip Partition and Navajo. Some scrambling, hiking atop a fin (not for those with a fear of heights!), and opportunities to go down on all fives. Lol. Great experience for confidence building. Yes, I can do this!

Amazing hike! It was fun to see each of the unique arches and we finished the hike with the Primitive trail. Definitely start early and bring plenty of water (more than you would think). We didn’t find the side trail to the Dark Angel worth it with the heat. The primitive trail is a very unique trail climbing up and around large rocks, it kept us on our toes looking for the cairns.

Tougher hike than we expected. It was super windy when we hiked it and when we got to the arch we felt like we were going to blow over. This hike is an absolute MUST when visiting Arches NP!

Easy and short hike to an arch. Not overly crowded.

Beautiful views throughout the entire hike. Very easy trail!

Great hike to see the sunset on the Delicate Arch. The hike is moderate to difficult due to climb. Pretty wide paths when you are not on the rocks. Loved listening to the “aha” and “OMG” when folks got first glimpse of the arch.

off road driving
16 days ago

This trail was amazing, long and scenic. I went June and water was our lifesaver. Bring a lot and be prepared for some bumpy patches. Not recommended for beginners but you can do it.

Easy hike, so gorgeous!

hiking
16 days ago

Awesome arches that are easily accessible from parking area.

hiking
18 days ago

Even though short in distance, take water. Some parts might concern people with fears of heights (like me) but the Arch is spectacular and the symbol of Utah. Gradients are gentle. Take water.

The end of the hike was beautiful. We went around noon in the end of August and it was really hot. If I could do it again I’d arrive early morning or late afternoon. Definitely worth seeing!

Make sure you bring water

hiking
19 days ago

We did this hike with our 4 and 9 year olds. It was a pretty easy hike in terms of the terrain, but the steep climb was tough for them (despite hiking in the mountains frequently). The sign says to bring 2L of water per person, and we definitely needed it! There’s not many shady spots to get out of the sun, so lots of sunscreen too. The hike was well worth it for the amazing view!!

Really awesome hike, we did this with the primitive loops! About half way through the hike, be prepared to scale down or up a wall depending on which way you are coming from.

hiking
19 days ago

One of my favorite places to visit. The views are spectacular. Only downside is the amount of people. Must see at sunset.

hiking
20 days ago

be polite. as a local - I send folks here, looking for a short hike to an amazing arch with a view - ALL the time. Not so they can watch 24 out of towner photographer wannabes clog the arch with their tripods and get pissy with people who would like to get a shot, as well. Get out of the way. take your shot. share this Earth; even though you think it revolves around you. there are far too many entitled people at this trail, lately.

Don't let the short distance fool you. I saw lots of struggling kids and cranky parents as they scaled the steepest part in the middle up the rock. Took me 1.5 hrs with a brief break at the arch. Allow more time if you want a pic under the arch as there are tons of people and a long line...

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