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Delicate Arch, Arches National Park

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Delicate Arch is the highlight of the Arches National Park and one of the symbols of the state of Utah. This 20 m (65 ft) tall geological formation is the result of the sandstone erosion. The hike to the arch is about 2.4 km (1.5 miles) long. It's not a difficult trail, but it can get very hot, so bring water bottles. A short trail leads to a viewpoint that allows you to admire the arch and the scenery. The top of the arch is a nesting place for white-throated swift. To visit Delicate Arch and get the most from your holiday in Arches National Park, create itinerary details personal to you using our Arches National Park journey builder.
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  • I am 74 years old and while I walk regularly, I'm not especially fit. I'm also afraid of heights. But I made it to the top! It was November, so it was not hot. The ranger explained that it is... 
    I am 74 years old and while I walk regularly, I'm not especially fit. I'm also afraid of heights. But I made it to the top! It was November, so it was not hot. The ranger explained that it is...  more »
  • Arrived at dawn on Saturday, Nov. 12th and immediately began hiking just before 7am and there were only a few cars in the parking lot. The arch parking lot is about a 20-25 minute drive from the... 
    Arrived at dawn on Saturday, Nov. 12th and immediately began hiking just before 7am and there were only a few cars in the parking lot. The arch parking lot is about a 20-25 minute drive from the...  more »
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  • Beautiful views while hiking to delicate arch and while by the arch. Many good pictures can be taken there. The hike is about 3 miles long which will take about an hour and a half. Bring lots of water especially when the weather is super hot as you will be sweating a lot from the heat of the desert.
  • Delicate Arch is a great hike to do with the family and friends. I recommend doing this hike early or later in the evening when temperatures are cool. I’ve done it around noon in the summer and it was quite tiring. Unless you’re looking for a challenge which that’s perfectly fine. Be aware that kids will get tired be sure to bring water, sunscreen, take plenty of breaks and enjoy the views.

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