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Hike The Delicate Arch trail

The Delicate Arch trail is a beautify and the arch itself is sublime. The trail, while marked for the most part by cairns, can be a bit difficult to navigate if you're alone or unsure of the area

It's almost impossible to see Delicate Arch from the main park road so you shall you must get out of the car. Once you'll arrive there At Lower Delicate Arch Viewpoint, you can walk a level 100 yards to view the arch from one mile away. Nearby, the Upper Viewpoint offers a slightly less obstructed view.

The trail to see Delicate Arch up close and personal is 3 miles roundtrip and climbs 480 feet. Along this steadily uphill trail, you'll also pass the Wolfe Ranch cabin and a wall of Ute Indian petroglyphs.

Carefully consider weather conditions (summer heat or winter ice) and your own health and fitness before beginning this hike. Rangers frequently rescue people who underestimated the trail's difficulty.

THERE IS NO SHADE ON THIS TRAIL. When you see the signs saying "don't hike between the hours of 11 and 3," listen to them. The sun is relentless and will quickly make a fun hike turn miserable and dangerous.

Besides, the lighting is so much better in the morning and evening and you won't have to compete with inconsiderate tourists to get an empty shot of the arch.


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