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Distance

3 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty

Easy

Δ Elevation (FT)

~480 (+)

USGS Quad Map(s):  Arches National Park Topo Map

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Delicate Arch Trail

Utah | Arches

  • Stunning Delicate Arch in Arches National Park.
  • Delicate Arch in Arches National Park.
  • Delicate Arch in Arches National Park.
  • Delicate Arch in Arches National Park.

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Notes

The hike to Delicate Arch is arguable the most famous trail in Utah. Delicate Arch is synonymous with Arches National Park. The trail is not to long and should be good for children. This is a must do hike in Arches National Park. Keep an eye out for White-throated Swifts which often nest on the top of Delicate Arch. For the best photography hike this trail in the late afternoon. Devils Garden Campground in Arches National Park is located 18 miles from the park entrance and is open year-round.

History

Delicate Arch was known as "The Chaps" or "The Schoolmarm's Bloomers" by local cowboys.

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Entrance and Camping Fees, Backcountry camping permits required
Contact: Arches National Park: PO Box 907 Moab, UT, 84532

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