Lower Delicate Arch Viewpoint

Lower Delicate Arch Viewpoint

Lower Delicate Arch Viewpoint
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NatParkLove
Peoria, IL1,851 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
If you don't want to do the hike to the arch or climb at all to see it, the Lower View Point is great. It is a super short and flat walk from the parking lot. We did it in the heat of the day and it wasn't too much. Yes, the arch is far away, but with even my iPhone I was able to zoom in enough to get a decent photo. It was also cool to see all the people lined up up there looking like little ants. If you decide to do the upper viewpoint, you access it from here as well, but you do NOT access the actual hike here. I heard several visitors confused because they thought they could hike up from this lot.
Written 14 July 2020
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kmz88
Plon, Germany390 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
We stopped by here on our last day at arches to see the delicate arch once more. It is very quick to get to the view point from the parking lot. But of course the arch appears very small. Having done the longer hike to see it up close, this was a nice way to bidding adieu.
Written 24 February 2022
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KLsWanderlust
Houston, Texas1,027 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
We went to both the Upper and Lower Viewpoints as we didn't have the time or strength to do the strenuous 3 mile hike. Settled for using the binoculars and the zoom lens, although that is no replacement for up close in person. Not much difference in the two viewpoints and the Lower doesn't have the steep hike.
Written 30 May 2015
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Diane K
Venice, FL4,531 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
We were with a tour so we viewed the arch from the lower viewing area. You can still get a good view of the arch and some decent pics.
Written 27 August 2022
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TravelerCentralFLA
Clermont, FL1,732 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We stopped by to see this view of Delicate Arch. It is quite a ways off in the distance from this location. We had hiked up earlier in the morning on the Delicate Arch Trail and we were up close from the other side. This is not as good of a view, but it is a very accessible way to see the Arch that otherwise requires a three mile strenuous hike to see up close. Bring binoculars or a good zoom lens to get a good view of the Arch from here.
Written 18 May 2022
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OziDiver
Fort Myers, FL2,842 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Solo
The hike to Delicate Arch is long and requires a lot of effort. For those that cannot make the hike, you can continue along the road to the Lower Delicate Arch Viewpoint car park. From there it is a short flat paved walk to see the Arch in the distance. As this is one of the most iconic sites in the park, you will want to see this even from a little further away. It can be very hot in Arches N.P. and not everyone is up to the strenuous hike, but everyone deserves to see this, so this is your best option.
Written 7 August 2017
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Pudik
Tel Aviv, Israel765 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
This is most advertised arch in the Park, presented on thousands photos. In reality, it is not more amazing than others. In any case , worse to visit, to look arch and this part of Park with color sands and old ranch.
Written 21 July 2017
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Steve5863
Avon, OH12,823 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Family
Delicate Arch is the signature arch of Arches National Park and can be found on many things Utah related including the state license plate. While most arches are essentially large holes in sandstone fins, what makes Delicate Arch unique and especially beautiful is that virtually none of the sandstone fin that produced the arch remains except for the thin ribbon of stone that makes up the arch itself as sits isolated on a large, open slickrock ledge.

While the Delicate Arch Trail takes one right up to this spectacular arch with some amazing views, not everyone will want to, or be able to, take the 3.0 mile (4.8k) round trip strenuous hike; however, all visitors to the national park should take the opportunity to see the arch. The Lower Delicate Arch Viewpoint serves this purpose. The wheelchair and stroller accessible viewpoint is only 100 yards (91m) from the parking area at the very end of Delicate Arch Road. While the view is distant, Delicate Arch can be clearly seen standing alone on the slickrock ledge; binoculars or a telephoto lens improves the view significantly. From here, if you are capable, one can also hike the steep trail that climbs 0.25 miles (0.40k) to the Upper Delicate Arch Viewpoint for a somewhat closer and better view.
Written 6 June 2017
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Yellow V
Springville, UT186 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
Everyone who comes to Arches should be able to see Delicate Arch, the lower viewpoint makes that possible. It is fully accessible even if you have a stroller or wheel chair. While it isn't the best view of the arch at least you can see it. If you can hike you should, this view can't replace actually going up to the arch if you are able.
Written 18 January 2017
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CrankingChick
Tucson, AZ7,681 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
This viewpoint is 14 miles from the park entrance. There's a parking area for two trails, the Lower Viewpoint and the Upper Viewpoint. The Lower Viewpoint is at the end of a 100 yard trail that is level and hard-surface; suitable for wheelchairs and strollers. From this point, Delicate Arch is about 3/4 mile away in the distance. If you are able to hike, take the trail to the Upper Viewpoint (.5 round-trip, view arch from .4 mile) or the Delicate Arch Trail from Wolfe Ranch (3 mile strenuous round-trip to base of arch). This area is popular and crowded and parking lots fill up. Try to go early in the day and avoid weekends and holidays. Restrooms are available at the trail head.
Written 29 October 2016
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