Travel Guide to Arches National Park and Moab
|Incredible 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)
Hikers resting at Delicate Arch, Arches National Park in Utah (Photo by Sandra Salvas, courtesy of Visit Utah)
Lodging Options in Moab near Arches National Park
Night scenes in downtown Moab, Utah (Staff Photo)
Photographs from Our Trips to Arches National Park
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
Visitor Center kiosks at Arches National Park in Utah
Snow-capped mountains in the distance at Arches National Park
Balanced Rock at Arches National Park
Sunset casting brilliant, orange tones on the rocks at Arches National Park
Interactive Map of the Arches National Park Area
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YouTube Video ... Welcome to Moab ... As shown at the Moab Information Center
Visiting Arches National Park During the COVID Outbreak in 2021
During the COVID pandemic, the national parks of the United States offer wide open spaces, and opportunities for family fun, hiking, fishing, biking, plenty of fresh air and a break from the rigors of Coronavirus Lock Downs.
The National Park Service is closely monitoring and responding to the pandemic. Some facilities and services may be limited. As operations are changing on a park-by-park basis, we recommend visitors check with individual parks for specific details about their operations, including campgrounds.
So if you are visiting Arches or another national park, plan ahead ...
For More Information
The mailing address for the park is P.O. Box 907, Moab, UT 84532. Phone the park at 435.719.2299