Arches National Park Travel Guide


Photo of Arches National Park Photo: Peter Guttman/

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.


Arches National Park Hotels

Though there are no hotels or cabins in the park itself, in the surrounding area every type of lodging is available, from... read more


Arches National Park Restaurants

Because most people come to Arches to play outside, casual trekking-wear rules—sandals, shorts, and T-shirts in the very... read more


Arches National Park Experiences


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