Arches National Park Sights

Delicate Arch

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  • Arches National Park
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  • Fodor's Choice

Published 01/19/2016

Fodor's Review

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 parkā€”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 the viewpoint to see the arch from a distance, or hike right up to it from the trailhead that starts near Wolfe Ranch. The trail, 13 miles from the 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, USA

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Published 01/19/2016


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