Arches National Park Travel Guide
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... read more
Because most people come to Arches to play outside, casual trekking-wear rules—sandals, shorts, and T-shirts in the very... 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. Legendary landscape: This... 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... Read more
127 Hours: Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston. This true story—made into a movie of the same name starring James... Read more
Campgrounds in and around Moab range from sprawling RV parks with myriad amenities to quaint, shady retreats near a babbling brook. The... Read more
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