Hiking to Delicate Arch
Sorry about the long delay between posts. My website was hacked by Russians, for real! Everyone I’ve told that to have gotten a good giggle out of it due to the current political chatter about Russian hacking and they hacked me, my little blog. The guys at Go Daddy, whom I feel like I know personally at this point, got a good laugh of out it too. So now Andrea on Vacation has a new look and is up and running. Back to your regularly scheduled travel programming.
I’m back in action:
Arches National Park on our second day was even better than Day 1. We started off early in the morning and went hiking to Delicate Arch. Unfortunately a bus full of Chinese tourists beat us by a few minutes so we had to share the arch with them. If you do go hiking to Delicate Arch, go right at sunrise or right before sunset! It gets crowded.
Delicate Arch from afar:
The hike was listed as a moderate hike in the NPS newspaper guide they hand out to visitors. BC begs to differ. The beginning half mile is pretty easy but then the hike goes straight uphill on a boulder for another half mile at least.
The hike up the rock:
The end of the hike is walking along a fairly big ledge on the side of the cliff. Hiking to Delicate Arch was not the easiest but I enjoyed it for the most part.
At the end is the big payoff, Delicate Arch.
After the hike down to our car (3.2 miles roundtrip and the 2nd half downhill), we went to see some more arches. There are over 2000 arches in Arches National Park but there are probably a couple dozen “main” arches.
Sand dune arch was actually one of my favorites and an easy .3 mile hike from the parking lot.
There was a tight squeeze for BC on the Sand Dune Arch trail.
We hike around Devil’s Garden which is made up of a bunch of different hikes and arches up to 7.8 miles. We saw a few in the low light (and cooler temperatures) of the early evening but it didn’t make for great photos.
Arches is one of my favorite national parks in the United States. Put Moab and Arches on your bucket list stat!
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