Arches National Park Travel Guide
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Fodor's Utah, 4th Edition
Plan Your Arches National Park Vacation
The red rock landscape of Arches National Park awakens the spirit and challenges the imagination: balanced rocks teeter unthinkably on pedestals; sandstone arches—of which there are more than 2,500—frame the sky with peekaboo windows; and formations like the Three Penguins greet you at points throughout the 73,379-acre park. Far from a stereotypical beige-tone palette with the occasional cactus, the desert here is adorned with a rich tapestry of colors: red, orange, purple, pink, creamy ivory, deep chocolate, and even shades of turquoise. The Fiery Furnace burns like a wildfire at sunset, and acres of petrified sand dunes rise across the horizon.
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
Since most people come to Arches to play outside, casual is the modus operandi for dining. Whether you select an award-winning Continental restaurant in...read more
Things To Do in Arches National Park
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Unique terrain: There's nowhere else on Earth that looks like this.... Read more
Arches Visitor Center Bookstore. Operated by Canyonlands Natural History Association, Arches Visitor Center Bookstore is the place in the park... 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
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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