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Wolfe Ranch and Petroglyph Trail is a 0.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Thompson, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Length 0.5 mi Elevation gain 19 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Views

Wild flowers

No dogs

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Getting There

Utah Travel Council, Council Hall, P.O. Box 147420 , Salt Lake City, UT, 84114, Phone: 801-538-1030, travel@utah.com

Directions from Main Park Entrance: Drive northward along the park road for 11.7 miles to the Wolfe Ranch Road. Turn right and follow signs to the ranch. Do not follow signs to Delicate Arch Viewpoint, that is a different trailhead.

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Amanda Fernandez
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Angi Chamberlain
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Hiking

It’s all uphill but totally worth it. Bring water and go early or later in the day.

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Matthew Silcox
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Tyler Holbrooks
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Hiking

Crowded. Definitely go early to best both the crowd and heat.

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Anika Taylor
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Miranda Ness
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Hiking

Beautiful ending I promise it is worth it! When you get to the big open slanted rock area keep going straight than you will find a marker.

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Lysandra Ness
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HikingNo shade

An awesome view at the end. This trail is not for people who fear heights. If you’re nervous about heights but are overall ok, you’ll live the hike and the challenge. There are markers missing along the large boulders but keep looking ahead and you’ll see the next one in the far off distance. Half the people wore masks.

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Michael Pickens
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j w
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Hiking

The hike isn't long but shade is very limited for the historic 1800s cabin and petroglyphs. The petroglyphs are really well preserved, but I only saw 2 instances.

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Colin Enz
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Hiking

super easy. super touristy. hike off the trail to the opposite side of the ridge from the arch. climb those petrified dunes for super portals, amazing views etc.

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C. Ruiz
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Great hike! Getting there is tough but the way back is great. Not well marked but there’s plenty of people to follow. Busy hike so start early!

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Dan McMullen
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Hiking

Little loop off the trail that leads to Delicate. Cool petroglyphs and interesting history about the Wolfes. Easy, short, & level. Figure 10-15 minutes to appreciate.

Nicholas Michael
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Hiking

We hiked this today on a very mild day for July. It was around 80 degrees and mostly cloudy. The majority of this hike is all uphill. There was a bit of an edge towards the top of the hike. If you’re a frequent hiker, this hike is a breezy 3 mile round trip. You can do it, you should do it. Check out what the Utah license plate looks Lizzike in real Lizzife. -word.

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Chuck Mallett
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Hiking

Easy with some interesting petroglyphs. We did this on the way out after hiking to Delicate Arch

John Lawson
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Hiking

Steep incline for about half a mile to reach the arch.

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Christy Schoeller
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HikingRockyScramble

Great trail a bit narrow at the end of your scared of heights. Got there at 630 and it was already getting hot. Definitely recommend an early arrival.

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Nathan Lambert
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Hiking

This was an amazing place. So much more impressive in person. Wow.

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Cheryl Biersdorf
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Silas Salas
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Hiking

Get to the trail before the tourists do! Get here by 8 so it’s not so hot and crowed. Expect to wait to take pics in front of the arch. More pics on Instagram Silas0894

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Andrew Pucci
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Vincent Dela Masa
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Hiking

Short but such a beautiful hike

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Tom K
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May 2019 trip to Southwest, fifth visit to UT, last time was 10 years ago in late spring. Day 6. This was mine first National Park I visit 22 years ago in late spring. First time here. Done at end of hike to Delicate Arch, nice Indian rock art. This was mine last hike in park. On way to another iconic natural sight Arch Messa in Canyonlands NP.

Jaime Widmer
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HikingNo shade

Walking up is really hard and hot but so worth it once you’re at the arch!

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Mia Kiphuth
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Gary Hirsch
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This trail was not too difficult, and it was a very popular choice. The incline was often on hard rock that may be slick off-season, but could be workable with good shoes / traction. It can be extremely hot in this area and there is no shade along the path. We chose to go in the late afternoon and lucked out with some sudden cloud cover. This made for an enjoyable and breezy walk. The view at the end of the hike is incredible and well worth it. There are plenty of spots to admire the arch and take pictures, and you can get right up underneath it. If you time it right in the evening, you can capture the sunset with the arch. This trail is a bucket list hike!

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Laura Seebald
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HikingNo shadeRockyScramble
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