Delicate Arch Viewpoint Trail

EASY 60 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.)

walking
5 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
19 days 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
19 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

walking
27 days 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
27 days 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
1 month ago

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hiking
3 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
8 months ago

8 months ago

Small one

hiking
8 months ago

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.

10 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

walking
11 months ago

Did this with my kids last year since we didn't have time to do the other way. It's really best up close.

hiking
11 months ago

11 months ago

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.