Delicate Arch Viewpoint Trail

EASY 67 reviews
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Delicate Arch Viewpoint Trail is a 0.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Moab, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
0.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
150 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

This trail is rated as "easy" because it is short and not strenuous. If you go in the winter, it's important to note that this trail has numerous places where people leave the trail to take photos, and these vantage points can be icy and slippery in the winter. Details: Length: 100 yards (91 meters) round trip Time: 10 to 15 minutes In addition to the short accessible trail, another (moderately strenuous) hiking trail climbs one-half mile (0.8 km) toward Delicate Arch and ends at the rim of a steep canyon that separates the viewpoint from the arch. (This is not the popular trail to Delicate Arch, which starts at the Wolfe Ranch parking area.)

hiking
18 hours ago

hiking
18 hours ago

Keep in mind this trail will not lead to up to the arch, but it will give you some excellent views. The walk down to the lower view (trail to the right) is easy. The higher view, which is a much better view, has quite a few stairs. It is a short trip up, but be prepared for a steep climb.

hiking
1 month ago

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walking
1 month ago

Go for the legit trail. This, unfortunately, isn't worth the effort.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

There are two options. The lower viewpoint is only a few hundred feet walk and accessible by all. The upper viewpoint is very upper! Lots of uneven rock stairs, lots of elevation gain. Nice hike, short and not hard, but not too easy either.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

walking
2 months ago

Slight incline. You're pretty far from delicate arch so you don't get to really appreciate it too well, and unless you have a good zoom to your camera it's not even worth taking a picture of. We felt like we had to go since delicate arch is so famous, but the easy trails to arches you can walk up to are much more worth it.

walking
2 months ago

Slight incline. You're pretty far from delicate arch so you don't get to really appreciate it too well, and unless you have a good zoom to your camera it's not even worth taking a picture of. We felt like we had to go since delicate arch is so famous, but the easy trails to arches you can walk up to are much more worth it.

hiking
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hiking
4 months ago

My boys were not interested in doing the harder trail out to the Arch, do we did the shorter version. The hike was fun, we got off of concrete rather quickly and climbed up to the viewpoint. My boys (6&10) really enjoyed it. The arch is farther than I had hoped, but it was perfect for the boys.

hiking
10 months ago