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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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  • Do not be afraid of the trail leading to delicate arch. I am a big guy and with some prep work before the trip I was able to summit in an hour. Entire trail up and back was two hours for me. The... 
    Do not be afraid of the trail leading to delicate arch. I am a big guy and with some prep work before the trip I was able to summit in an hour. Entire trail up and back was two hours for me. The...  more »
  • So fulfilling to get to gorgeous Delicate Arch after a moderate hike. The view, rock formations, and final destination at the arch makes this moderately challenging hike so worthwhile. And there are.....  more
    So fulfilling to get to gorgeous Delicate Arch after a moderate hike. The view, rock formations, and final destination at the arch makes this moderately challenging hike so worthwhile. And there are.....  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.
  • Unique hike, it can be difficult some parts but it will be worth it, if visiting on summer bring lots of water and hat for shade. I find unique to visit on winter as not too many people and breath taking views and pictures to take. Make sure stay on the path and don’t adventure outside of it, you don’t want to get bitten by an animal or get lost. Be adventurous and respect nature.

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