3.2 miles, 1-3 hours
Your trip to Arches National Park is not complete without first taking a trip to visit Delicate Arch. You will likely recognize Delicate Arch from the Utah license plate. The hike to Delicate Arch is just over 1.5 miles each way, totaling 3.2 miles all together. It is best hiked in spring and fall when the temperatures are cooler, or during the golden hours just after sunrise or and before sunset when the rocks seem to turn a magical color and the air temperature is bearable again.
You can park in the parking lot at Wolfe Ranch, Just a little ways off the Arches Entrance Road (the only main road in all of Arches National Park).
Bring plenty of water. Especially if you are hiking during the midday heat in the Summer, this trail can be very hot. It is hard to know how much water you are losing due to the dry desert heat. A large bottle of water will make the hike much more enjoyable.