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Arches National Park Sights

Delicate Arch

  • Delicate Arch Rd. Map It
  • Arches National Park
  • Geological Site
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 10/15/2015

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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 La Sal Mountains in the background. Drive 2¼ miles off the main road to view the arch from a distance, or hike right up to it. The trail, 13 miles from park entrance and 1.2 miles off the main road, is a moderately strenuous 3-mile round-trip hike.

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Delicate Arch Rd., Arches National Park, Utah, 84532, United States

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Updated 10/15/2015


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