by Character Queen
We went to Delicate Arch to see the sunset on the arch. The hike is strenuous, since you are climbing up rock for a lot of the hike. Nevertheless the hike is amazing! It starts with a fork where you can go see some petroglyphs, or go to the arch. We had already seen the petroglyphs, so we went to the arch. The path starts as a winding dirt path that goes up and down. After you go on that path for a while there is a “path” up steep rock. It is pretty hard, but after that the path smoothes out for a while. Then you go up a gentle slope that leads you to the arch. The view is amazing, especially at sunset. Going down is easier than going up.
I would recommend this hike for an early morning hike or at sunset, and if you are going at sunset, bring flashlights – it gets dark.