Delicate Arch

Delicate Arch

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Delicate Arch is Utah's state symbol.  While in Utah, you just can't get away from it.  It's everywhere.

There are three ways to see Delicate Arch: the lower viewpoint is just a short walk from the parking area and provides an adequate, albeit distant, view of the arch.  The upper viewpoint gets you closer at the cost of a half-mile rocky uphill trail to a nearby ridge.  (That's where this picture was taken.)  The very hardy and athletic can actually go to the arch via a 3-mile trail that gains 480 feet of elevation.  One way.

Look closely at the picture.  At the foot of the arch on the right is a patch of blue.  That's a person.  There are a dozen more on the ridge to the left.

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