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Delicate Arch

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 6 April 2015 in Landscape & Rural.

Being almost a symbol of the state of Utah (it appears on some vehicle license plates) and of Arches National Park, Delicate Arch draws people like a magnet. In fact, I had to come here much earlier in the day than I had planned just to get a parking spot in the lot at the trailhead. This is the view you get just as you complete the three mile (4.8 kilometer) uphill hike. The mountains are the La Sal Range.

Delicate Arch
Arches National Park
Part of the Great American West series.

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jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

C'est magnifique

6 Apr 2015 6:22am

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Fabulous place !

6 Apr 2015 7:28am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Splendid composition !! Very impressiv !

6 Apr 2015 7:54am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Superbe ce paysage!!une magnifique composition

6 Apr 2015 8:32am

Ben from Rennes, France

Superbe panorama!

6 Apr 2015 9:04am

Devi from Chennai, India

Magnificent !!! How many years this must have been standing here !!!!

6 Apr 2015 10:09am

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

Fascinating, Steve ---- superb POV ....... Kind regards Monika

6 Apr 2015 10:44am

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Fantastic landscape, the wonderful arch at the front and magnificent mountain view in the distance. Excellent composition.

6 Apr 2015 2:01pm

Etsu from Kyoto, Japan

Amazing shot. Magnificent view.

6 Apr 2015 2:16pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

WOW! This is a spectacular image. 5 stars from me.

6 Apr 2015 2:58pm

Don - Slackwater from Spokane, United States

I think this fine picture was well worth the effort of hiking there.
It's a beautiful arch.

6 Apr 2015 3:32pm

Diana from Olympia, United States

Fantastic formation and view

6 Apr 2015 3:58pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Merveilleux arche et vue quelle roche ocre et ces personnages superbe vue.

6 Apr 2015 4:52pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful arch. Magnificent view. Great shot. :)

6 Apr 2015 5:01pm

Kiki from Auvergne, France

Magnificent place and composition with this eye on the landscape!

6 Apr 2015 5:20pm

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

O. Superb composition

6 Apr 2015 5:56pm

jean pierre from paris, France

magnifique composition!! amitiés

6 Apr 2015 6:24pm

Veronique from Tarbes, France

Beautiful !! splendid arch

6 Apr 2015 7:10pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

SPECTACULAR! Beautifully captured!

6 Apr 2015 7:15pm

Malaura from France

Très beau panorama sous ce magnifique ciel bleu !

6 Apr 2015 7:38pm

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Beautiful view

6 Apr 2015 8:00pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Many elements come together nicely here to showcase this view of iconic arch!! The people add a great sense of scale, the layers stand out nicely, and the shadow help establish depth and dimension.

7 Apr 2015 12:13am

Focales from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Beautiful natural arch

7 Apr 2015 4:50am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


7 Apr 2015 8:49am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Sensational landscape! I like the sense of scale with the visitors as well.

7 Apr 2015 10:30am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan


7 Apr 2015 11:06am

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States


10 Apr 2015 1:15am

Anne from France

Great view and colors

10 Apr 2015 7:15am

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