For Kids

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Visitors explore balanced rock.

NPS/Neal Herbert

Arches is a great family park. The rock formations delight kids as well as adults, and many short hiking trails provide opportunities for everyone to get out of the car and explore the park's features.

Kids may also enjoy the ranger-led programs offered spring through fall. Stop at the visitor center to check current schedules, and take some time to view the exhibits and the park's orientation video. It is also good to find out how to help care for the park before heading out on any trails.

The Junior Ranger Program is a great way for kids to learn about the park while having fun during their visit. Free booklets and Red Rock Explorer backpacks are available at the visitor center.

For kids at home, the Park Fun page helps kids learn about the park before their visit.

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    Student Information

    Doing a report on Arches? Check out topics on animals, plants, rocks, interesting park facts and much more!

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    Be a Junior Ranger

    Learn about the park and have fun during your visit! You can earn a badge for completing a junior ranger book.

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    Ranger Programs

    Planning a 2019 visit? Learn about ranger programs and join us to explore the wonders of Arches National Park.

Last updated: January 29, 2024

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Moab, UT 84532


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