Hike and Shoot Delicate Arch

Delicate Arch Trailhead - Search Nearby - Added by Andy Best

Get amazing views and shots of one of Utah's most iconic arches. Stay once the sun goes down for great views of the night sky and the for the crowd to take off.

I headed out to the trailhead because I really wanted to shoot the super moon with the Delicate Arch. It was absolutely fantastic, especially during such a full moon. Everything was bathed in a soft glow, it was like I was on another planet actually. It was amazing to sit in silence and to try to comprehend the power it took to shape the beautiful landscape.

Something to consider...I didn't really need a headlamp, but due to the cliffs everywhere I'd suggest one. Be ready for some crowds, but if you want the place all to yourself stay past sunset and late into the night. Everyone leaves and it's absolutely wonderful!

After you're done, hit up Moab Brewery in town. Get the beer in the can, it's full strength. :)

Distance

3 Miles RT

Type

Out-and-Back

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Scenic

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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Fantastic Views and Shots

I got fantastic views and shots of one of Utah's most iconic arches. I stayed once the sun went down and got great views of the night sky and the crowd took off.

Amazing

Great hike to Delicate arch, very unique.🏜

One of my favorites

We planned an entire weekend around this hike last year, now it's one of our favorite spontaneous side trips - whenever we're driving 70, we try to get down to do this hike. I'd suggest leaving early for your first visit here - not only will the temps be better, but there won't be as many crowds!

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