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hiking
23 hours ago

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

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!

I just spent the last week hiking in Utah and Colorado and this hike was my favorite hike! A must do if you are in Goblin Valley!!

The hike has great views, some decent shade from the afternoon sun and a great ability to explore the area around the trail. Will definitely be doing this trail again in the future.

Stay at Goblin Valley Campgrounds if you can - great spot to camp, with plenty of room, showers and a cool little visitor center with some nice treats to buy.

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

walking
3 days ago

Very easy short trail, but you wind around until you’re inside various sandy canyons! It is a perfect playground for kids - a giant sandbox. And it has beautiful lines and angles for those interested in photography.

hiking
7 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.

Very easy and insanely scenic! Took my pup and we both enjoyed all there was to see! Great for all levels and families as long as you keep an eye out for the hoodoos that guide the general direction. I took all the spur trails to the various overlooks- recommend that too

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 delightful surprise! This arch is hidden among a couple of fins. Very different setting from the rest of the Arches.

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!

Great hike that gives a full tour of the state park and the canyon below. Definitely do one or two of the overlooks. Didn’t see anyone else on the trail. No shade, bring water!

Yesterday (Labor Day) Krishna finally got a chance to mountain bike in Moab (YIPPEEE!)... So I did a 5 mile rim trail hike in Dead Horse Point State Park! :D <3 My review below and tons of pics.

If you have limited time at the park, I'd suggest to go to the Dead Horse viewpoint at the end of the park road, then walk on the west rim trail and see all the view points you can. If your time is even more limited go to Meander Point ... that one is the shortest offshoot from the trail and has spectacular views of striped red cliffs looking down into the canyon. The east rim all pretty much have the same view (the same view from Dead Horse Point). But, the viewpoints on the west side are all very different from each other, and it's quite possible you can see in to Canyonlands, which is just breathtaking. Also, from my recording (link below), I did not take the entire loop, and clicked 4.9 miles and 640 ft elevation gain. All trails says the loop trail is 5 miles at 908 feet. Their recording seems to be ONLY for the RIM TRAIL and no viewpoint walks. They do add quite a bit of extra walking. I did not have enough time to go to the Big Horn viewpoint. I hope to do this loop again with more time on my hands because I kind of rushed through all the viewpoints, spending only a few minutes at Meander (I'd love to have spent time just relaxing) and about 20 minutes at Rim Overlook. Honestly, there's just so much to see and be awed at in each viewpoint. I wish I had taken my binoculars! Yes, as others mentioned, the trail is well marked (maybe too well marked) with cairns. All but a few were helpful. A few got me off track!!

I started the trail about 8am on Labor Day, finishing by about 11:30am. On the East Rim, I saw only 2 people at the visitor center. I then only saw one person at Rim Overlook by the time I almost finished the trail. It was blissful! It was cloudy for all but the last 45 minutes, which made the walk very peaceful and not that hot. But, do not forget LOTS of water, a few snacks and sunscreen. The sun is more intense than it appears, even if it IS cloudy! (Note as far as my recording is concerned, I had good cell signal all on the east side of the trial I walked, but it was spotty to non existent on the west side until Kayenta Campground.)

https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/dead-horse-rim-loop-trail--404

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.

hiking
14 days ago

Awesome arches that are easily accessible from parking area.

hiking
16 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
17 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!!

hiking
17 days ago

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

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...

We did this in 3 hours and got lost for a short while but nothing worrying. We are senior citizens (64 and 63) and active and loved this hike and saw families and young adults going on their own. We recommend this if you are hikers and want to do more than tourist things. Bring lots of water and a compass helped also.

Beautiful views of the canyon. Not many people on the trail at all.

Utah's iconic arch. I hiked this mid day and it was very hot. Either hike early or bring plenty of water.

This is a don’t-miss hike! We hiked this today from 11 AM to 1 PM at 93°, and though it was hot, there was frequent shade on the trail and an occasional nice breeze. About half of the time we were at least mildly uncertain as to whether we were on the arrow-directed trail, but that was much of the fun. Following the dead ends brought us to some beautiful canyon scapes.

Great hike! Great full body workout scrambling over rocks and up and down crevasses. My daughter and I hiked this during mid afternoon and it was hot, so bring plenty of water. Saw only 3 other hikers on trail and they were temporarily disoriented but was able to help get them reoriented. Trail not well marked so some exploring required and this is part of what makes the trail so appealing. Great feeling to find an awesome great arch on the trail and not a soul is around but you! Highly recommend this trail. Permit is required.

hiking
24 days ago

Very short hike that gets you up close with balanced rock. The view from the road doesn’t do the rock justice as you learn it is much bigger from taking the trail.

hiking
24 days ago

Amazing. The trail is easy with a steady incline all the way to the arch. Avoid a sunset visit as there are many people.

Trail marked with beautiful cairnes, sae a doe chillin under an outcropping of rock

If you go to Arches and you aren’t just a tourist then GO DO THIS TRAIL!!!! We got to the visitors center right at 7:30am when it opened so we were the first people out on the trail and it was amazing. Maybe one of my favorite trails I’ve ever hiked. We got lost for almost an hour but just laughed to whole time because the scenery was too gorgeous to be upset. Please do yourself a favor and hike this trail!!!

spectacular!

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