Arches National Park is a unique landscape with over 2000 natural arches. This park is conveniently located near Moab, Utah, so lodging and dining are nearby.
Arches is a great National Park for visitors of all ages and fitness levels. There are several great easy trails such as Balanced Rock, Turret Arch and Landscape Arch. If you’re looking for more adventure, the Fiery Furnace will not disappoint!
There are so many awesome things to see in Arches, it’s hard to pick only one must-see. So, this time I went with the obvious choice for Arches National Park. I selected the most famous Arch in all of Utah which is Delicate Arch.
Unfortunately, Delicate Arch is not visible from the road. However, you have two options for viewing this icon.
The quickest and easiest way to see Delicate Arch is to visit one of the Delicate Arch viewpoints which are co-located at the same stop. One is wheelchair accessible and the other is an uphill quarter mile (one way) trek. Both of these offer a view of Delicate Arch from a distance.
The other option to see Delicate Arch is to hike up to the arch. And, I do mean up. It is a 1.5 mile hike uphill on Delicate Arch Trail to reach the arch. There is no shade on this hike, and it is rated as strenuous by the National Park Service. For more information on this hike, check out Delicate Arch Hike: 6 Things to Know Before You Go.
If you are physically able to hike up to the arch, I highly recommend that you make time for this adventure in your itinerary. Standing beside the arch you can truly appreciate its immense size!
Delicate Arch is definitely an Arches National Park must-see. Wherever you choose to see this arch, it will be a sight you won’t soon forget!