Arches National Park Travel Guide
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Fodor's Utah, 4th Edition
Plan Your Arches National Park Vacation
More than 1 million visitors come to Arches annually, drawn by the red rock landscape and its teasing wind- and water-carved rock formations. The park is named for the 2,500-plus sandstone arches that frame horizons, cast precious shade, and nobly withstand the withering forces of nature and time. Fancifully named attractions like Three Penguins, Queen Nefertiti, and Tower of Babel stir the curiosity, beckoning even the most delicate of travelers from roadside locales. Immerse yourself in this 73,379-acre park, but don’t lose yourself entirely—summer temperatures frequently crack 100°F, and water is hard to come by inside the park boundaries.
Though there are no hotels or cabins in the park itself, in the surrounding area every type of lodging is available, from economy chain motels to B&Bs...read more
Because most people come to Arches to play outside, casual trekking-wear rules—sandals, shorts, and T-shirts in the very hot summers. Whether you select...read more
Things To Do in Arches National Park
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Arch appeal: Nowhere in the world has such a large array and quantity of natural arches.... Read more
As in any desert environment, the best time to see wildlife in Arches is early morning or evening. Summer temperatures keep most animals tucked... Read more
Arches Visitor Center Bookstore. Operated by Canyonlands Natural History Association, Arches Visitor Center Bookstore is the place in the park... Read more
Campgrounds in and around Moab range from sprawling RV parks with myriad amenities to quaint, shady retreats near a babbling brook. The Devils... Read more
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In April 2013, my husband and I did a Utah and Arizona Grand Circle tour-covering the Grand Canyon, the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Natural Bridges National Monument, The Needles and the Island Read more
Day 1 - 28th Oct.(15 miles) Our weather reports had told us that overnight and morning would be the worst storms in the UK for 25 yrs. Got to be true as they had been forecasting it for days and days before. Read more