Arches National Park, MoabCurrently 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
About Arches National Park, Moab
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
78.51% of people plan their visit to Arches National Park between 04 AM - 05 AM
7 Hrs 30 Minutes
People usually take around 7 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Arches National Park
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Arches National Park
Arches National Park, Moab Reviews
Arches is amazing. You will never regret going. Everyone should have opportunity to go at least once in their life. Amazing place. Very fun. You can do most of the short hikes in a half day if you move quick. Trail to Double O is really fun and Delicate Arch is awe inspiring.
The geology and landscape are absolutely breathtaking. There is nothing like it in the world. There are some easy, short hikes and some more strenuous ones. This is a great place to bicycle if you like hill-climbing and scenery. Camping is limited and totally worth it.
Amazing rock formations, and lots and lots of natural rock arches.. Several are an easy hike, but many are long and steep, if you go in the summer take plenty of water. It is a truly amazing place
This has to be one of the best national parks in the west. Roads, public areas and visitors center are always pristine. Make sure you bring a good camera and plan to hike to the Delicate Arch trail as you won't be able to see it hardly at all from the overlook area at the bottom.
Beautiful place! Go early to avoid the crowds. Make a reservation for the fiery furnace guided hike. New asphalt makes for a great place to ride a bicycle. Also, the hike to delicate arch is amazing.