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Trail was alright, heavily trafficked so we decided to only go to the landscape arch.

hiking
1 day ago

This is a moderately easy trail over sand mostly. There is some scrambling over rocks closer to the arch. There’s some decent shade.

I hiked this trail starting around 10am before it got too hot. It was pretty steep and I had to stop and catch my breath a few times. There were a lot of people in the same boat. The view from the arch was well worth the hike.

Lots of reward for one trail. Looking back I don’t know if I would have done the primitive portion unless you want the extra miles or just to say you did the whole loops. Still beautiful but nothin g you aren’t already exposed to on the earlier parts of the trail. Go early, got to the lot at 7:30 and while there was still parking had to sit around and wait for lots of inconsiderate groups standing around right in front of the arches. Took me 4 hours, being lots of water.

Very worthwhile walk to see delicate arch. It was super hot so wear a broad rimmed hat and bring plenty water. There are some shady areas under trees and rocks on the way up but it's 95% exposed. Terrain is varied and includes walking up a rock.... not a problem if it's dry. Great views at top. We took some time to enjoy view before returning down. We stopped by to see the petroglyphs.

Amazing

Extremely beautiful and remarkable. Many archea and other interesting rocks. The landforms here are very unordinary.

hiking
4 days ago

Very beautiful. I saw stars here at night, but it's really hard to find the way in the dark.

A must see in arches and Moab. Take plenty of water. Very hot and busy with people all day long. The hustle and bustle of all the people almost makes it more exciting in this case though. Not as negative as when I see lots of people on other trails I do.

hiking
6 days ago

Totally worth it! Bring 2 liter of water with you in the hot summer.

on Delicate Arch Trail

hiking
7 days ago

Nice trail!

Delicate Arch was amazing to view and it was definitely worth the hike! Bring a lot of water and make sure you look at the other scenery on the way up and down. It’s breathtaking.

hiking
9 days ago

Definitely go as early as you can, the crowds are insane. Arrived at the park at 8am, left about 10:30. It’s a beautiful uphill climb to the arch, with little shade. At 8am in early August the heat wasn’t bad, but definitely bring water. There’s a line of people waiting to pose in the arch, so it’s near impossible to get a snap of it without some strangers, but still worth seeing.

on Broken Arch Trail

9 days ago

Overlooked but easy and beautiful!

hiking
9 days ago

Bring lots of water! I did it in the middle of the day in 100+ heat but it was definitely worth it. It’s either up or down.. you barely get flat land while on this trail. I did it in my Chacos and they were the perfect shoe for this hike. The scenery up the entire trail is beautiful. But there is little to no shade so don’t forget water!!’n

A Moab must!

hiking
11 days ago

This short hike is more than worth it for the amazing view of the arch! The other views from the lower parking lot don’t even come close. There is a bit of climb that might be challenging if you aren’t physically fit and it can be very hot in the summer, but bring water and take your time. Totally worth view at the end!

Excellent hike! Trails were pretty well marked. We started at 8:00 and had good cloud cover for the first 3/4 of the trip. The last 1/4 was full sun and 87 degrees. Overall we had a great experience!

hiking
16 days ago

Very nice hike. Just be prepared with plenty of water as it gets hot out there.

I hiked this trail in October 2017, it didn't seem like it would be a tough hike since it was fairly short so I had to do it. It was a lot harder than I expected but that had more to do with the fact that I had surgery on both knees less than 5 months prior, had just stopped smoking about 8 months prior and it was the middle of the day. It took me over an hour to reach the top but it was well worth it. I might recommend doing it early in the morning, wear a hat, and take plenty of sunscreen and water, there is no shade.

Great arches. But be prepared for walking through a bit of sand and there is very little shade on the trail. Bring water.

Go early! We got there at 7:00 am. Uphill to the arch but worth it! Bring water if you are going in summer.

hiking
19 days ago

hard to describe the beauty here once you make the climb and get close to the arch. go early as when we were walking out today at 815 am the was an army of people heading up.

You get to see a lot of great arches on this trail. Make sure to go the extra little trails to Navajo and Partion Arch - seems like some folks didn’t even notice the signs were there. The second half of the hike (the primitive portion) is definitely less crowded, but doesn’t have as many sites along the way. Only do it if you really want a longer hike, because it can get ridiculously hot towards the end.

on Delicate Arch Trail

23 days ago

amazing! ❤️

Stunning views from all sides when you get to the arch. I have a bum knee and was still completely fine on this hike. Took us a little less than two hours round trip with a 30-40 min stop at the arch.

so worth it!

Terrific trail, a great way to spend a day in Arches. The arches themselves are obviously incredible, but honestly the trek through the fins is just as awesome. Some of the coolest, most unique geology I've had the privilege to see. We took the main trail in and primitive portion out - primitive trail definitely has the better hike through the fins, just not as many arches. Took us a while to do the loop, and it gets very hot out there in the afternoon, so take lots of water and snacks. Ran across someone having a really bad reaction to the heat on our way out and had to do some basic first aid until the rangers arrived - heat and dehydration are no joke, so go prepared!

I'm usually one of those people who knocks a trail for having big crowds, but this is one time where the crowd was part of the fun. We went at sunset in late June, and it was a busy place. Spectacular view of the arch with the mountains in the background and funny people watching at the top.

Hike itself is pretty cool, nothing spectacular, but some nice views and a pretty easy trip. Take a quick detour at the bottom to visit some petroglyphs, but make sure to leave no trace!

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