Plan Your Visit

Welcome to Arches

Arches National Park is a wonderland of red rocks and blue sky. The red rock landscape at Arches might feel timeless, dream-like, or even other-worldly. People have documented over 2,000 natural stone arches within park boundaries. You can see arches, towers, pinnacles, and balanced rocks from the paved park roads. Take a hike, and you can see even more.

Planning ahead is critical for an enjoyable visit. You can download a variety of publications, including the park newspaper, or look up Arches on the new NPS app.

Arches is a very popular national park. Traffic congestion between March and October can quickly bring you back to reality. Bring your patience, visit nearby attractions, or plan a visit during slower seasons. Staff are not currently offering ranger-led programs.

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Basic Information

The basics: entrance fees, operating hours, goods and services, current conditions, and weather.

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Places to Go

Learn about the major sites inside the park.

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Things to Do

Driving, hiking, cycling, camping, stargazing, and ranger programs: there's something for everyone.

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Directions and Transportation

Everything you need to know about getting to the park, and how to get around when you're here.

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Eating and Sleeping

You can camp at Devils Garden Campground, 18 miles from the park entrance. There are many lodging options outside the park.

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Traffic and Webcams

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

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NPS Trip Planning Guide

Know before you go! Use this National Park Service guide to be prepared and avoid common mistakes. Make your fun adventure a safe one too!

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You should be aware of these safety concerns to make sure you have an enjoyable visit.

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Nearby Attractions

The area surrounding Arches National Park is a recreational wonderland. Learn about other nearby attractions.

the park newspaper and a Devils Garden trail guide

Download and print brochures and maps from Arches National Park.

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It is your responsibility to know park regulations when you visit.

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Connect with Us!

Join our online community by following ArchesNPS on your favorite social media platform.


Learn about facilities and services for people with disabilities.

Get books, maps, and other materials to help you plan your visit.

Look for events and activities at Arches.

Park Regulations
How to protect your park.

Trip Itineraries
Browse suggestions on how to spend your visit.

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Last updated: October 31, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

PO Box 907
Moab, UT 84532


435 719-2299

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