Der Delicate Arch Viewpoint Trail im Arches National Park

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
2.1 km
Duration
1:00h
Ascent
94 m
Descent
94 m
Loop Scenic Family friendly Geological highlights
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.

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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.
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Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
1412 m
Lowest point
1333 m
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Safety information

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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Start

Delicate Arch Viewpoint Car Park (1333 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
38.733969, -109.501740
UTM
12S 630224 4288321

Destination

Delicate Arch Viewpoint Car Park

Turn-by-turn directions

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.

Getting there

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.

Parking

Delicate Arch Viewpoint Car Park
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Hartmut Wimmer 
Updated: January 06, 2016

Travel Guide: Nature trails in Utah


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