One of the most beautiful and fun to visit parks in southern part of Utah. For
most park attraction points you will have a short easy hike in order to see them.
Park can be very crowded and difficult to find parking spots during high truism
note: Plan to spend there at list one full day, bring food and water with you because
there aren’t any places to buy anything in the park. In one long day you can
cover most of park attractions.
thoughts: One of my favorite parks, always exited to come back, discover new
things and see the arches.
park can be crowded and with a lot of cars and no parking spots, come early or
late at the afternoon.
viewing from the Delicate Arch is the most iconic picture point of the state of
Utah, this is not by mistake plan to stay all the way to sunset.
park has few roads that will lead you through all attractions. In most places
relatively short and not difficult hike will take you closer to the arches.
to see the towering rocks of park. You can just walk from the parking lot to
the viewpoint or go down the relatively easy trail into the Avenue (in and out).
visit section of the park with many arch formations. I recommend planning for relatively
short hiking and visit Turret Arch, north & south Windows and hike to the huge
Double arch section.
the most beautiful arch rock formation in the park.
unique because the arch is standing over the cliff and all other rocks
surrounding are cleared by erosion.
need to hike 1.5 miles up-hill to see the Delicate Arch. The place can be
crowded and the last hike section on the narrow rock shelf can be slow but it
worth the effort. If you can plan your visit just at the afternoon before
sunset where you get the best view of the sun going down through the arch.
Arch Viewpoint: Another option to see this arch is from far & below. Much
shorter hike and less climbing but you need a binocular to clearly see the arch
at the rim above.
must visit section of the park with many arch formations. You can take 1-mile
trip to the longest arch in the park (Landscape Arch) and then go back, exploring
side arches on the way (Pine Tree Arch, Wall Arch). You can extend this hike primitive
loop trail and see many more nice arches (Double O Arch, Private Arch, …).
are many other park attraction, arches and rock formations that you can visit…
just stop at the roadside parking and explore them.