Arches National ParkCurrently Open
- Address: 5 Miles north of Moab, Utah, on US 191Moab, UT 84532, 84532, United States
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +1-4357192299
- Fax: +1-8124760700
- Ticket Price: 10 USD
- Time Required: 08:00 Hrs
- Tags: National Park, Family And Kids, Landmarks, Parks, Natural Parks
Arches National Park - Review
The park's name is literal. It is an otherworldly collection of natural sandstone arches, over 2000 of them. Other rock formations include fins, balanced rocks, and pinnacles, all formed through millions of years of geological events. In this surreal landscape live a great diversity of desert flora and fauna, including over 50 mammals, various cactii, 273 species of birds, ten kinds of lizards and nine kinds of snake. The list of features to see is huge and varied. Here is a short list:
- Double Arch: A massive formation of two arches joining.
- Windows: Visit at sunrise for some spectacular photographs.
- Delicate Arch: A standalone feature that's probably the most famous sight in the park.
- Petrified Dunes: Ancient sand dunes that hardened into stone.
For the most part, climbing is not allowed. In other places, you should know it's far easier to climb up than it is to climb down. You should stick to trails. It's not uncommon for people to drive from one site to the other, but if you're a purist, you will hike. There is only one campground - Devil's Garden Campground - in the park, and you will have to reserve months beforehand if you want a spot.
Arches National Park Information
- Visit the NPS website for in depth information and rules about visit the park, including camping, major sites, in-park directions.
- Stay on the path.
- Don't bring your pets.
- Wear comfortable footwear.
- Always bring water.
- Do not take any samples of rocks or plant.
Arches National Park Ticket Prices
Each of the following is valid for 7 days:
- Private Vehicle Fee: $25.00
- Motorcycle Fee: $15.00
- Per Person: $10.00
How To reach Arches National Park by Public Transport
- Drive to here from Moab, or come as part of tour company.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Arches National Park
95% of people who visit Moab include Arches National Park in their plan
04 AM - 05 AM
58.83% of people start their Arches National Park visit around 04 AM - 05 AM
People usually take around 6 Hrs to see Arches National Park
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Arches National Park
Arches National Park Map
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Arches National Park, Moab Reviews
We had a wonderful visit. Everything about the park was a great experience. There are unique, scenic views everywhere you look. The hiking was great but do make sure to take lots of water... at least half a gallon of water per person per hike. More if it is really hot. Mornings and evenings are best for photography and it was amazing how different everything looked throughout the day as the light changed. We enjoyed full days taking in everything we could but still just experienced a fraction of everything this scenic park has to offer. The Delicate Arch, Landscape Arch, Double Arch, Sand Dune Arch, and the Balanced Rock are "Must See's" but strongly recommend scheduling a guided tour with a park ranger and/or camping out overnight if you have the opportunity. Lastly, if you are able to schedule your time here when there is no moon, you will be rewarded with a night sky FULL of stars. Download an astronomy app to your phone to help you identify the planets, stars, and constellations you will see. Strongly recommended. There is no other place in the country like it.
Went on the hike to delicate arches. It was awesome, there are quite a bit hikes to see this arches but the one I went on had the best view. It does involve climbing some pretty steep sloops. There was an orderly line to take shots of the arches when we arrived. Remember to take water, there are water fill up stations at the front of the visitors center. Enjoy and have fun.
My one and only visit to Arches came in 2007 summer. Ever since then I dream that I will one day return and enjoy it again. It is one of my life's greatest regret that I didn't spend enough time at the park during my visit. The amazing array of rocks and arches make this a world class destination.
There's a reason this is one of the most visited National Parks. It's absolutely gorgeous. It feels weird to give a five star rating to something that's essentially nature, but the rangers there do an excellent job not only educating but maintaining the park. Keep it wild. Have fun.
Very cool spot. Really enjoyed the park, and as most national parks are, very well thought out. Beautiful views and incredible monuments. Make sure you enter the park prior to 8:00 AM or after 5:00 PM to avoid traffic and crazy tourists. Beautiful sunsets and rises in many locations throughout the park. A must see if in the area.