Delicate Arch has become an unofficial
trade mark of the State, appearing on
license plates and in advertising media.
It is not one of the larger arches; but
its situation is unique, both sides rising
from a horizontal plane. The opening has a height of 46 feet
and a span of 32 ft.
The photo of Delicate Arch from Viewpoint
shows that the arch is on a large sandstone
knob along with several other fins which
did not form arches. Follow the main Park
road past the Windows Section, descend the
long downgrade, and turn right at the sign
to the parking area. It is a fairly steep
mile-and-a half hike to the Arch. Continuing
on down the road leads to the Viewpoint.