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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.

2 days ago

Quick hike, good for all skill levels and nearly all abilities (though ground is not flat)! View is incredible!

2 days 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.

long monotonous beginning straight up one large rock, then flat for a while before reaching some really interesting terrain before the arch. Delicate Arch was packed when I went on a Sunday afternoon, and rather steep, but still amazing! Bigger than expected! Parking can be tough on busy days. Bring LOTS of water.

Truly beautiful hike. My first time on this hike and first time using this app. Unfortunately, didn’t finish the hike. Got halfway through and the. Just couldn’t figure my way out. Not even with the app. Signage (arrows) lacking at critical points - others (not with me) had to turn back as well... Still enjoyed the hike immensely. I hope to get another shot at it!

Fantastic trail! This was one of the highlights of our trip to Arches.

Definitely do the entire loop if possible. We actually found the primitive trail portion to be easier than the main trail because there was less time on the windy, exposed high rocks — also, the primitive trail is very well marked with cairns, so if you keep an eye out for those you won’t get lost.

Fantastic hike! I would call it moderate. Be careful not to lose the trail at the end or you’ll end up walking on a somewhat treacherous path around the arch itself (which we accidentally did.)

We were there earlier this week and loved this hike! It is definitely challenging but worth it. No ice when we went but the rocks were slick. My 12 and 14 year old boys loved it. Definitely hit this trail first as it gets busy! We went around 8:30 and it was fine...a little cold but bearable. We also hit Double Arch, Windows and Balanced Rock. Those were our favorites. Drove by Fiery Furnace overlook(very cool) but cant hike that without a pass..looks pretty scary too!

Absolutely awesome hike. Glad we did the entire hike. We went counter-clockwise and we were glad we did. Not very many people on the primitive trail. Make sure you have good shoes with good grip because you do have to do some scrambling. The views were spectacular and going the direction we did, we were able to avoid a lot of the crowds.

Great hike with spectacular views at the end. This was one of the easiest hikes we did in the Big 5, there is an uphill section and a few large steps up but very accessible. I would consider this an easy hike or a moderate walk.

I'm fat and out of shape... thought I was going to have a heart attack... but, I DIDN'T! I made it to the arch! My husband had both knees replaced 13 months ago and HE made it too!

Scroll down in the reviews for advice on locating the trail head, once found it’s a very well marked trail and not as scary as it’s made out to be whatsoever. Absolutely stunning views!

My favorite place in Arches

on Delicate Arch Trail

11 days ago

great hike. Took us 1hr 45 min and that was with a lot of photo stops.

Words don’t do it justice. Amazing!

14 days ago

19 days ago

Absolutely stunning. This is a bucket-list worthy hike. Can’t believe it took me so long to get here when it’s so close to home. Really windy today, no longer any snow/ice along the trail.

on Moab Rim Trail

19 days ago

This is more commonly called the Moab Rim 4X4 Trail. For the first mile there is a well-marked hiking trail (named Stairmaster) that runs alongside the route for off-road vehicles. After that, it seems that hikers are walking along the vehicle route, which might be a pain, except it is probably exciting to see how the vehicles make it up the sketchy parts. Or what happens when they don't. (Lots of YouTube videos.) There were no vehicles, or for that matter, any other people anywhere on this trail during my hike. The second half of the hike/drive can be done as a loop, or a variety of loops, actually. There are lots of signs, but they are often strangely unhelpful. I took a good guess on how to do a loop and it worked out. This trail connects up with Hidden Valley (also an awesome hike), and some time I would like to do it as a point to point if I can arrange the transportation.

easily some of the best views in the usa. The primitive trail can get a touch hard to follow at times but we always found our way back. Pro version with offline trail map is recomended for this trail.

Great view, very easy hike.

Great hike ! Solid difficulty. I know I probably don’t have to say this on this website but please wear appropriate footwear for this hike. There is a lot of scrambling at some parts and a girl got stuck because she was hiking in converse.....

22 days ago

Stunning and a must visit. I did this today. Arrived in the parking lot at 6:30 for a 6:50 sunrise, with plenty of time to spare. The walk to the arch is only 10 minutes. There were about 6 other people there. If going in the winter, bring gloves and warm layers! It was 30 degrees this morning and even with gloves, my fingers were numb by the end of it. This is well worth the visit and braving the cold for beautiful views and photos.

The trail itself was awesome but just a word of warning... we went just after they got some snow and there were a lot of high risk situations where slipping on ice could’ve ruined the day. Also, if you were hiking clockwise just about in the last mile or so there is a giant what I would call a mini pond with two rock faces on each side. And the only way over is just walking through the ice water. We were with two folks who pulled off some American ninja warrior type move and ran over the side of the rock face. Haha I’m just not a risk taker like that.

24 days ago

What can I say but wow. Went by myself so didn’t stay for sunset. Got a great corona of sun as setting below roof of kiva. Moderate scrambling. Views are other worldly. Lots of payback for the effort!

Did this hike when it was 45 degrees out, probably the best three hours we've spent this week. Take a few minutes and get the required permit, then enjoy getting lost in the 'Furnace'. The trail markers are there, and honestly it was more fun going the wrong way for an hour, then retreating to find the trail later.

25 days ago

Went January 2018. Easy, fun, bring spikes as there is a small patch of ice.

27 days ago

Took a weekend trip to Moab to escape busy college life. Planned the roadtrip so that we could get here right at sunset and we couldn't have timed it better! Got there with about 10min before the sun was below the horizon, but still had time for some amazing views. Lost my camera lens cover down the gully, but my friend scooted down to get it back for me. Temperature was perfect, and distance was ideal. Definitely recommend a sunrise/sunset time to avoid the crowds!

Very enjoyable hike. Great views of many of the formations in Colorado National Monument. Most of the trail is very easy. The only difficult part is going up the cliffs up to Rimrock drive but the views of the Coke Ovens are worth it. I saw tons of Bighorn Sheep on the trail. Also, you can turn this trail into a loop by going on the Wedding Canyon trail. It connects back up with the Monument Canyon Trail near Independence Monument.

30 days ago

Hiked counterclockwise, loved the less-crowded "Primitive Trail" section. We got seriously off-track when getting back onto the main trail from the Double-O arch, and ended up scrambling across a fin to get back on track; not very well-marked if you're going the opposite direction like we were. Extremely windy on the scary high fin section, which was freaky--be careful! Absolutely beautiful though, and no snow/ice to speak of when we went. The Partition arch and Dark Angel formation have the best views imo!

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