AAA Editor Notes
Delicate Arch is 15 mi. n.e. from the Arches National Park entrance. Set amid cliffs and slickrock domes, the freestanding arch, with an opening of nearly 35 feet, can be seen from a distant viewpoint 1 mile to the southeast. The viewpoint is accessible by a short hike from the Delicate Arch Viewpoint parking area. The arch is reached by a strenuous 3-mile round-trip trail starting at the Wolfe Ranch parking area. During the morning the arch is silhouetted against the sun; afternoon is the best time to take close-up pictures, but it also is the hottest and most crowded part of the day.