Delicate Arch
Part of Arches National Park

Also Known As: Chaps, Bloomers Arch, Marys Bloomers, Old Maids Bloomers, Pants Crotch, Salt Wash Arch, School Marms Pants, Schoolmarms Bloomers, and The Chaps.



Natural arch-like opening in a rock mass.
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GPS Coordinates

Latitude, Longitude:
38.7427585°, -109.4940075°
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4606 ft. (1404 m.)

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US Topo Map

The USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) publishes a set of the most commonly used topographic maps of the U.S. called US Topo that are separated into rectangular quadrants that are printed at 22.75"x29" or larger. Delicate Arch is covered by the Big Bend, UT US Topo Map quadrant

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Nearby Arches

Nearby Cities

Nearby Points of Interest

Rock Settee Land 0.3 mi
Delicate Arch Viewpoint Man-made 0.6 mi
Turnbow Cabin Man-made 1.5 mi
Winter Camp Wash Land 1.7 mi
Salt Valley Wash Land 1.9 mi

Nearby Photos

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Historical Weather

Below are weather averages from 1971 to 2000 according to data gathered from the nearest official weather station. The nearest weather station for both precipitation and temperature measurements is CASTLE VALLEY INSTIT which is approximately 8 miles away and has an elevation of 4,720 feet (114 feet higher than Delicate Arch). Because the nearest station and this geographic feature may have differences in elevation and topography, the historic weather at the two separate locations may be different as well.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (in inches)

Month Precip AVG High Temp AVG Low Temp
January .65" 37.4° 18.6°
February .67" 46.7° 25.0°
March 1.15" 56.6° 32.6°
April .99" 65.3° 38.4°
May 1.05" 75.9° 47.5°
June .41" 87.6° 57.1°
July .88" 93.6° 63.1°
August .76" 90.5° 61.4°
September .83" 81.8° 52.9°
October 1.62" 68.6° 41.3°
November .99" 51.9° 29.9°
December .68" 40.1° 21.7°

Summer High Temps

This location's average summer high temps are higher than 88% of other locations on record.

Winter Low Temps

This location's average winter low temps are lower than 52% of other locations on record.

Precipitation Levels

This location's average precipitation levels are lower than 94% of other locations on record.