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.
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.)
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.
Easy walk/hike to a viewpoint with Delicate Arch in the distance. This is the trail to take if you're just driving through and don't have the time/ability to make the longer and more difficult Delicate Arch Trail. Nowhere near the arch, but you can see it from here.
Ok if you have no time & need to see this famous landmark, If you take the trail to the arch, this is not worth your time
Did this with my kids last year since we didn't have time to do the other way. It's really best up close.
Easy hike to view Delicate Arch, but the view is from very far away and it is difficult to get a better view without hiking to the arch. I wish I could have done the actual trail to this arch, but we had been hiking all day and nobody else wanted to do the hike and we were running out of daylight. Will have to go back to hike to this arch.
Its toooo far away to appreciate the grand nature of this arch soooo glad we hiked the real trail to the arch !!!
Good option if you don't have time for the real hike. Far view though.
Did this hike in previous visits. Was able to take the time to hike to the arch this trip. The Delicate Arch trail is a must if your able.
Easy trail but can be a bit steep towards the end for some people. Good for children. You don't get very close to the arch but it is a nice alternative view of it. We went at sunset and it was cool to see the scale of it with the people up around the arch.
Easy trail that gives a great view from below of one of the wonders of Utah.