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Delicate Arch

Delicate Arch is the most recognizable arch in Arches National Park, and perhaps anywhere in the world. It also happens to be located along one of the most dynamic hiking trails within Arches National Park.

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Overview

Delicate Arch is the most recognizable arch in Arches National Park, and perhaps anywhere in the world. It also happens to be located along one of the most dynamic hiking trails within Arches National Park. More than 480 feet above the parking lot and trailhead in the valley below, Delicate Arch is hidden in a bowl at the top of one of the park’s famous sandstone fins. Delicate Arch is freestanding, and magnificently alone in the natural sandstone bowl, standing out against the multitude of horizontal planes around it.

Getting There

Wolfe Ranch turnoff – 11.5 miles up the Arches Entrance Road. The right turn to Delicate Arch is advertised at the turnoff, and the trailhead is on the left side of the road, at the ranch.

Need to Know

The trail is rugged and steep in some stretches. Make sure to have proper footwear.

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Tour Area
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Seasonal
  • All Year: checkmark
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Suitable For
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Trail Length
  • 1 - 5 Miles: checkmark
Trail Features
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Distance (km): 5
  • Distance (mi.): 3.1
  • Elevation at Trailhead: 4304 ft.
  • Elevation Gain (+): 613 ft.
  • Maximum Elevation: 4858 ft.
  • Park Pass Required: checkmark
  • Parking Type: Parking Lot
  • Route Type: Out & Back
  • Trail Traffic: Heavy
  • Type of Pass Required: National Park Pass
To Do
  • Hiking: checkmark
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Sustainability
  • Kid Friendly: checkmark
  • Partially Paved: checkmark

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