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Arches National Park Sights

Delicate Arch

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  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 11/04/2013

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The iconic symbol of the park and the state (it appears on many of Utah's license plates), the Delicate Arch is frankly tall and muscular compared to many of the spans in the park—and it's big enough to shelter a four-story building. The arch is a remnant of an Entrada Sandstone fin; the rest of the rock has eroded and now frames the La Sal Mountains in the background. Drive 2.2 miles off the main road to view the arch from a distance, or hike right up to it. The trail

is a moderately strenuous 3-mile round-trip hike.

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13 miles from park entrance, 2.2 miles off main road, Arches National Park, Utah, 84532, United States

Updated 11/04/2013

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