Share Our World: Delicate Arch Hike

I finally made it to Delicate Arch!

This hike gets 9/10.

Sara's RatingPart of hikeMy thoughts
2Access to trailLots of parking
2Difficulty3 miles, It was hard in places. Elevation gain is 480 feet (146m)
2ViewsThe area all around is beautiful and the arch great!
1DestinationThe arch is huge and the amphitheater was a cool surprise, for me it was hard navigating all the people and taking pictures
2Time on trialIt took 45 minutes to get to the view of the arch

It was a long time coming. I have seen Delicate Arch on the Utah license plate for 25 years. I was living in Utah in 1996 when it came out.



Picture of Utah plate in the parking lot for Delicate Arch

Start of the hike

Going up the slide rock

We started our hike at 6:00pm so that we would be at the arch at sunset.

The narrow rock ledge that you go on before you see the Arch

So many people

I didn't expect so many people. This is such a famous place that it makes sense there are lot of people.


In the picture

There was a long line to take a picture under the arch and you had to be very quick to get pictures without people in them.

Here are a couple of picture with people to give you a sense of the scale of the arch.

Delicate Arch

Amphitheater

Here is a view of the amphitheater when the crowd had thinned out. Wonder if they do any type of music performances here? That would be quite a hike to take the equipment.

Selfies

While 6 of us went on the hike I only have pictures of @jarvie and I at Delicate Arch

I am so glad I got to do this hike and would do it again next time I am in Arches!

Sources:
NPS- Arches- Hiking

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