Travel Guide to Arches National Park and Moab

Incredible details and size of the arches in Utah at Arches National ParkIncredible details and size of the arches in Utah at Arches National Park

Arches National Park is located in eastern Utah, near the city of Moab. The park has over 2,000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins and giant balanced rocks.

The park features the densest concentration of natural stone arches in the world, including the popular "Delicate Arch".

Arches National Park is located 30 minutes from Canyonlands National Park and is accessible by air or car from Las Vegas, Salt Lake City and Grand Junction. If you are traveling on I-70, take Exit 182 (US 191)and drive south to the park.

The Arches Visitor Center is located just inside the park, near the main entrance. It is located on the north side of US 191, about five miles north of Moab. It includes interactive exhibits, educational kiosks, a 150-seat auditorium, and a bookstore featuring guide books, maps, DVD’s, postcards, and more. The park is open 24 hours/day, 365 days/year; however the visitor center hours vary by season.

The park covers 76,518 acres and contains an astounding variety of geological formations. A paved scenic drive takes visitors to many of the major viewpoints within the park.

Hikers can choose from a wide variety of trails, from short twenty minute walks leading right up to many of the largest arches in the park, to more adventurous hikes into lesser seen areas.

Canyonlands National Park is located only about 30 miles southwest of Arches.

Moab offers a large variety of outdoor activities, in addition to being the perfect place to stay when visiting Arches NP. The Moab area offers endless opportunities to 4-wheel, explore the mountains and deserts on ATVs, fish, hike, bike, camp, balloon, horseback riding and much more!

 

The Visitor Center at Arches National Park in Utah (Photo by Steve Greenwood, courtesy of Visit Utah)
The Visitor Center at Arches National Park in Utah

Hikers resting at Delicate Arch, Arches National Park in Utah (Photo by Sandra Salvas, courtesy of Visit Utah)
Hikers resting at Delicate Arch, Arches National Park in Utah

 

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Night scenes in downtown Moab, Utah (Staff Photo)
Sunset casting brilliant, orange tones on the rocks at Arches National Park



Photographs from Our Trips to Arches National Park

Sign at the entrance to Arches National Park, Moab, Utah

North & South Windows ... at Arches National Park near Moab, Utah
North & South Windows ... at Arches National Park near Moab, Utah

Visitors climbing stone steps to get a closer view of one of the huge single arches at the park
Visitors climbing stone steps to get a closer view of one of the huge single arches at the park

Visitor Center kiosks at Arches National Park in Utah
Visitor Center kiosks at Arches National Park in Utah

Snow-capped mountains in the distance at Arches National Park
Snow-capped mountains in the distance at Arches National Park

Balanced Rock at Arches National Park
Balanced Rock at Arches National Park

Sunset casting brilliant, orange tones on the rocks at Arches National Park
Sunset casting brilliant, orange tones on the rocks at Arches National Park

Interactive Map of the Arches National Park Area

 

 

YouTube Video ... Welcome to Moab ... As shown at the Moab Information Center

For More Information

Arches National Park at the National Park Service website

 

The mailing address for the park is P.O. Box 907, Moab, UT 84532. Phone the park at 435.719.2299

Discover Moab ... Official Travel Site of the City of Moab

 

About Arches National Park at Utah.com