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Visit Delicate Arch Viewpoint

a stone arch with green tree branches

View the world's most famous natural stone arch.

Delicate Arch is a must-see for most park visitors. If you don't have the time or ability to take the difficult 3-mile roundtrip hike to the arch, you can see it from a distance at Delicate Arch Viewpoints.

You can't hike to the arch from the viewpoints. The hike to the arch begins at Wolfe Ranch, about 1 mile down the road.

Details
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
Accessibility Information
  • Lower Delicate Arch Viewpoint is accessible for people using wheelchairs. It has a hardened surface with a wide pathway leading to a view of Delicate Arch at the top of a distant rock wall.
     
  • Upper Delicate Arch Viewpoint is not accessible to wheelchairs. It climbs steeply on rocky trail surfaces to a view of the arch.
     
  • In winter, there may be snow or icy conditions; we recommend traction devices for hikers.
     
  • Service animals are allowed in national parks. For a definition of a service animal, please see the Americans with Disability Act (ADA). Pets are not allowed on this trail.
a stone arch next to green branches

NPS Photo

two people stand near a sign with a distant view of Delicate Arch
Lower Delicate Arch Viewpoint is an easy 100-yard roundtrip walk to a distant view of Delicate Arch.

NPS/Chris Wonderly

Lower Delicate Arch Viewpoint

A flat, 50-yard trail (45 m) leads to the lower viewpoint. The trail is accessible to people using wheelchairs.

You can read about the arch on a nearby exhibit.

two people sit on a rock with a distant view of a stone arch
The Upper Delicate Arch Viewpoint is separated from Delicate Arch by a canyon.

NPS/Chris Wonderly

Upper Delicate Arch Viewpoint

A longer, moderately strenuous trail climbs steeply 0.5 mile (0.8 km) to the upper viewpoint, separated from Delicate Arch by a canyon.

Last updated: October 3, 2018