There is no lodging in the Arches National Park, and the closest hotel near Arches National Park is located in Moab. Check room availability in Moab.
National Park Overview
Arches National Park preserves over 2,000 natural sandstone arches, including the world-famous Delicate Arch, in addition to a variety of unique geological resources and formations. In some areas, faulting has exposed millions of years of geologic history. The extraordinary features of the park, including balanced rocks, fins and pinnacles, are highlighted by a striking environment of contrasting colors, landforms and textures. A paved scenic drive takes visitors to major points of interest, like the Window Section, Balanced Rock, Park Avenue, Courthouse Towers and Wolfe Ranch.
Exploration of Arches National Park is as varied as the formations within the park. Visitors just passing through the area can get a great introduction to the park in just a few hours by exploring the scenic drive and several of the viewpoints. For those wanting to experience some of the park's hiking trails, longer hikes lead to many spectacular rock formations, including Delicate Arch and the Devil’s Garden. You may also consider attending an interpretive program. Guided walks, short talks and campfire programs are offered daily March through October.
Ranger-guided hikes in the Fiery Furnace section are a true family adventure. Reservations for this hike must be made in the visitor's center and a fee is charged. These 2.5- to 3-hour hikes are moderately strenuous, requiring the occasional use of hands to scramble through narrow cracks and along narrow ledges. Visitors are encouraged to accompany a ranger for safety and to reduce impacts. In order to visit the Fiery Furnace without a ranger, visitors must obtain a permit (fee charged) at the visitor center. Group size is limited, and these popular walks often fill a day or two in advance. Make your reservation and pay your fee at the visitor center up to seven days in advance of the walk for groups of no more than ten people. Larger groups can request a special tour by contacting the park; a minimum of four weeks’ notice is advised.
Park Service Map of Arches in Adobe PDF Format
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If you are considering hiking, Arches contains a wealth of hiking trails. Ranging in length and difficulty, these trails provide access to outstanding viewpoints and many of the park's famous features, including Balanced Rock and Delicate Arch. In many cases, trails travel under arches, affording quite a different perspective than what is visible from a car.
Trails • Moderate
Trails • Long
Arches National Park is located in southeastern Utah, just 5 miles north of the town of Moab, on Highway 191.
The park is open year-round, 24 hours a day. Peak visitor season runs from mid-March through October. The cooler weather months, when snow occasionally blankets the red rocks, is a particularly beautiful time to visit.
The visitor center is open year-round, except for December 25th. Hours vary according to the season.
Contact Information for Arches National Park
Box 907 • Moab, UT 84532
Information: (435) 719-2299
General Information TTY: (435) 719-2319
Group Campsite Reservations: (435) 259-4351
The above information was obtained from the Moab Area Travel Council, Lake Powell USA Visitors Guide,
National Parks Service, BLM, and Powellguide.com.
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