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Delicate Arch, Arches National Park

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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  • The delicate Arche is the most beautiful arch I have seen in the Arches National Park. It's a very snappy (steep) hike but very worthwhile. Once you are above you have a beautiful view with the most beautiful arch of the park.
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  • We hiked this the beginning of April with 4 adults and 6 kids under the age of 10. We lugged the chunky 3 year old around but the rest did the hike just fine, maybe a little slower. We started hiking ...  more »
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  • Not crazy crowded, parking can be a pain, but a lovely hike hat anyone can do. Spend lovely and everyone was considerate during the hike and at the arch.
  • Lots of sloping rock surfaces near the area around the arch. This could be very dangerous, so be careful, especially in wet or icy conditions. The views are spectacular and worth the hike.

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