Arches National Park, Moab
Arches National Park, Moab - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 5 Miles north of Moab, Utah, on US 191Moab, UT 84532
Ticket Price: 10 USD
Time Required: 08:00 Hrs
Timings: 24-hrs Details
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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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Arches National Park, Moab Reviews - Write a Review
Must see! Amazing landscape/rock formations. Have to wonder about how this landscape forms and enjoy the beautiful colors. Sunset and sunrise are probably best for photography. Crowds can be intense so is best to avoid the busy times if possible. Early morning is good. Avoid times when kids are out of school because this is a great family trip and there will be lots of kids. To truly appreciate the arches, you should plan on doing some short hikes. They range from super easy (ADA compliant) to strenuous. Always carry water since it is super dry.
This is one of my favorite national parks! The red rocks, arches, and blue skies fill me with awe and delight every time! I would really like to visit overnight to photograph the night sky! We did the hike to Tower Arch to get away from the bustle of people, and it was a very enjoyable journey. We got to walk over sand dunes! A few years ago we hiked to delicate arch AKA the windows desktop arch, which was also a lovely hike! Arches is high desert, so make sure you bring sunscreen and water when you're hiking!
Beautiful national park. Loved going in the off season to avoid crowds. Went back in the evening after sunset to stargaze--absolutely incredible (we didn't have a telescope).
Great place to visit if you ever in the area. Absolutely beautiful. Multiple easy trails to hike and take pictures. There are some trails for hikers that like a little bit of a challenge. There is an entrance fee of course.... for a regular vehicle such as a single cab truck or sedan the fee is 25 USD.
I have never been to Arches NP when it wasn't seemingly 120+ degrees (unfortunately, I am only in the area in mid-July). This park gets hot, very hot. Yet, I keep coming back as it is one of the most impressive geologic national parks in the country. As a red rock park with huge walls and arches and fins and balanced rocks of gorgeous sandstone, it's almost indescribable. I think I'll cry if/when Delicate Arch ever falls (geologically inevitable) as it is certainly a national natural treasure. Getting to the end of its trail is probably one of the most rewarding sites/sights in any national park. But Arches has so much more to offer, too. There are multiple trails leading to many more beautiful rock arches and other destinations. The campground is great especially for kids allowing them to easily climb about surrounding sandstone. And there is a fantastic air-conditioned visitor center if one only ends up there in mid-summer. Arches NP should be on everybody's bucket list.