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
86.75% of people start their Arches National Park visit around 04 AM - 05 AM
People usually take around 8 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
The natural beauty of this park cannot fully be captured in photographs. Plenty of gentle hikes but also a variety of difficult ones and everything in between! Catch the sunrise or sunset, count the many stars in the super dark sky, go camping, or just take an amazingly scenic drive!
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.
Very close to Moab, so super easy to get to. Try to get there early, they open at 7.30am. one large road runs through the park with the best hike at the end. Well worth slowly driving the 12 miles to the Devil's Garden and hiking the full trail to Double O arches which is about 7 miles total hike. Take plenty of water and a snack. Park Avenue is a shorter hike, but spectacular too.
Huge, big, humongous and giant, I felt so small as ever like tiny insect. It is one of the best American west ever visited. Beautiful and amazing grace. If Yellowstone provide peace and harmony, this Arch National Park is breathtakingly unforgettable. Still lingering in my reality, when In back to daily regular routine, ambitiously dream again that ever ends in my dream. Inner was calling within me, let’s go back. Let’s nurture myself again how smallish so narrow view of me. Open up and wake up! Don’t fool yourself that you are the center of this universe.
One of the most amazing national parks in the country. Worth every minute to see every single Arch that you are able to walk to. Pictures are fabulous the rock formations are amazing and the Arches are more beautiful as any picture might tell you