Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, Utah - Encircle Photos

23 Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, Utah

The Delicate Arch is the consistent favorite in Arches National Park. To find it after visiting the Windows Section, return to Arches Scenic Drive, travel north for about 2.5 miles and turn right on Delicate Arch Road. You can appreciate the iconic span from a mile away at either the Upper or Lower Delicate Arch Viewpoints. Or, trudge 1.5 miles uphill (three miles total) to get a closer look at this freestanding arch measuring 46 feet high and 32 feet wide. The advantage of this option is stopping at Wolfe Ranch. In 1898, John Wesley Wolfe settled here at the age of 69. The modest log house is called Turnbow Cabin. There are a few additional sites north of Delicate Arch worth mentioning. They are Landscape Arch (park’s widest arch at 290 feet) and the Dark Angel stone obelisk in Devil’s Garden, the Fiery Furnace and the Double O Arch. Or, you can start your half hour drive back to the visitor center about 14 miles away.

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Lower Delicate Arch Viewpoint, Delicate Arch Rd, Moab, UT 84532

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