Most people arrive at Arches by car. There is no public transportation inside Arches National Park. You may need to rent a car, ride a bicycle, or take a commercial tour to get around inside the park. The nearest community is Moab, Utah.

Arches National Park is located in southeast Utah:

  • 5 miles north of Moab, Utah
  • 110 miles southwest of Grand Junction, Colorado
  • 236 miles southeast of Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 360 miles southwest of Denver, Colorado

Getting to Arches

By Car

The entrance to Arches National Park is north of the town of Moab, Utah.

  • From Moab, drive north on US 191 for five miles, or
  • From Interstate 70 (Crescent Junction), drive south on US 191 for 22 miles.

By Plane

Most people coming to Arches fly into these airports:

By Train

  • Amtrak's California Zephyr serves Green River, Utah, (45 miles from the park entrance) and Grand Junction, Colorado (109 miles from the park entrance).

By Bus

  • Greyhound serves Green River, Utah, and Grand Junction, Colorado.

Commercial bus drivers: Please read Tour Bus Information before coming to Arches.

By Shuttle or Taxi

Commercial van services and taxis operate between Grand Junction, Green River, Moab and other destinations. For a listing of area shuttle and taxi services, visit

Area Transportation Options

For additional information on transportation options in and around Moab, visit


Getting Around

Most visits to Arches involve traveling by vehicle along the scenic drive, which provides access to many viewpoints and trailheads. Some times of year—or even times of day—are far busier than others. Check the Traffic & Travel Trips page for information on busy times of year. Parking lots can be full for much of the day during busy seasons. Road construction may cause delays or closures during your visit.


Mileages from Entrance Station and Visitor Center:

Location Distance Drive Time
to Balanced Rock 9.2 miles (14.8 km) 15-20 minutes
to The Windows Section 12 miles (19.3 km) 25-30 minutes
to Wolfe Ranch / Delicate Arch Trailhead 13.2 miles (21.2 km) 30-35 minutes
to Delicate Arch Viewpoint 14.2 miles (22.8 km) 30-35 minutes
to Devils Garden 18 miles (28.9 km) 40-45 minutes
  • the Arches entrance road as viewed from the entrance station
    Traffic and Webcams

    You may experience heavy visitation and traffic spring through fall. Check webcams, and read more about traffic conditions in the park.

  • a row of parked cars
    Parking Lot Status

    Check when parking lots are busiest.

Last updated: March 27, 2023

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PO Box 907
Moab, UT 84532


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