Delicate Arch Viewpoint Trail

EASY 77 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
134 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.)

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2 months ago

Great trail! Delicate Arch was pretty far away, even from the Upper View trail, but that is to be expected! If you know that ahead of time, you won’t be disappointed. The landscape views and view of Delicate Arch were beautiful! The trail itself features a lot of red rock stairs, but there are also paths next to them if you’d rather. My husband, our 2.5 y/o son, and I all hiked to the top. When we got to the top, people seemed rather astonished that our little guy made it all the way up on his own (which surprised us). Maybe it’s because we were going up so slowly (toddlers have a way of taking their time!), but it wasn’t strenuous at all. He did great, up and back, and we were able to get some great views in as a family. Overall, it was the best “hard” hike for a toddler while still feeling like a hike for us adults!

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3 months ago

We went at sunset, no one else was there. So dark and still and could see every star in the sky.

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5 months 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.

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5 months ago

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

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6 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.