OdiN1701 wrote in post #7768800
Delicate Arch - Best at sunset? Or should I try for sunrise?
Could go either way, depending on the season. Right now, probably sunset.
But getting the shot without the people is always a challenge. This time of year, you might have wind storms and dust, too. April is usually a windy month on the Colorado Plateau.
Remember that it's a good hour's hike from the parking area to Delicate Arch. Bring a flashlight--you'll be going back in the dark.
Double Arch is good at sunrise:
The road through the park is over 20 miles and the speed limit isn't high, so it will take an hour to drive down as far as the hikes around Landscape Arch. Since you guys are jeeping, you can take the jeep trail to the Klondike Bluffs, which makes a good day's activity. One of the best hikes was the Devil's Garden Trail, but it might still be closed because of the collapse last summer of the Wall Arch. Check first, though I'm sure it's open as far as the Landscape Arch. If you're short of time, the Double Arch is closer to the park entrance, and the trailhead to Delicate Arch a little further along--about halfway along the park road. If you want a closeup of Delicate, you must take the hike. The view from the road overlook is quite distant.
This one was taken from Panorama Point, about a third of the way into the park. It's a good place to park and watch the sunset if you don't want to hike.
Rick "who was last there in 2003 and needs to go back again" Denney