Delicate Arch Viewpoint trail takes us to a spectacular vantage point below the Delicate Arch, which offers a fantastic view of the famous rock arch.
We hike a gently sloping path directly to the Delicate Arch through a unique desert landscape and finally reach the Upper Delicate Arch Viewpoint. The magnificent view of the mighty sandstone arch perched high up on a ledge across from us, is impressive. From the vantage point we can follow a path over some stones and can even geta little closer to the arch.
A visit to the Delicate Arch Viewpoint Trail is particularly impressive in the afternoon. The setting sun makes the famous rock arch shine in a beautiful bright red.
When wet, the partially smooth and polished rocks can be extremely slippery. The path also leads along a cliff section. There are no barriers. Take children by the hand.
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Delicate Arch Viewpoint Car Park (1333 m)
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Delicate Arch Viewpoint Car Park
At the car park we keep left and follow the trail to the Upper Delicate Arch Viewpoint. Partly on a visible path, over some large, smooth stones, we continue until the rock breaks off sharply. Fora little while, we follow the rim and then return to the Upper Delicate Arch Viewpoint. From here we ascend back to the parking lot.
Drive on U.S. Highway 191 and the Arches Entrance Road to the Arches National Park Visitor Center. In Arches National Park continue on Arches Scenic Drive northbound and on the Delicate Arch Road to the Delicate Arch Viewpoint at the end of the road.