I finally made it to Delicate Arch!
This hike gets 9/10.
|Sara's Rating||Part of hike||My thoughts|
|2||Access to trail||Lots of parking|
|2||Difficulty||3 miles, It was hard in places. Elevation gain is 480 feet (146m)|
|2||Views||The area all around is beautiful and the arch great!|
|1||Destination||The arch is huge and the amphitheater was a cool surprise, for me it was hard navigating all the people and taking pictures|
|2||Time on trial||It 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.
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.
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.
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!
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