Uh oh! We don’t currently support this version of your browser. Your ride may be bumpy if you don’t upgrade to the latest version.

user rating
4.6 / 5
99 votes
Outdoors & Recreation

Arches National Park

Flagged POI
Edit POI

N Highway 191, Moab, Utah 84532 USA 435-719-2299

  • Tourist Attraction
  • Nature Reserve
  • Hiking Area
  • National Park

Tip: review this place & help build a better community!

  • Independent
  • Credit Cards not Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • No Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Restrooms
  • Outdoor Seating
Rated 5.0 July 13, 2014 Top Review!

Arches National Park will blow your mind if you have never seen anything like it before. The landscape is like an elevated island of old rock formations that have slowly been worn down by weather over years and years of erosion!

Once you enter the park there will be a few somewhat cool spots but keep driving cause the coolest stuff is further down near the end of the park! There is also a really sweet hike you can do through the canyon or out to the overly famous delicate arch!

Pro Tip: Head into the park early in the morning, have a big lunch in Moab during the day and head back for the evening. The park can get pretty busy during the day but seems to empty out just before sunset!

  • Reply
  • Was this helpful? Yes 9
Joel Schat

Joel Schat in reply to Joel Schat on July 13, 2014

Also be careful during the summer as it can get REALLY hot out! Bring a Nalgene bottle as the visitor center has a free water refill station!

Arches National Park

N Highway 191
Moab, Utah 84532 USA

435-719-2299

You!
Your rating:
1
2
3
4
5
Thanks!
Rated 5.0 September 29, 2014

A great place to see. you can spend between 3 hours to a full day. If you are hoking then you need at least half a day. don't miss the balanced rock, tunnel arch, and many more.
We highly recommend to spend between half an hour to a hour more, and get to the arches park thru road 128 (from road 70, take exit 204 to Cisco), instead of the high way. It takes more time but the scenery is breath taking. A ranger in colorado national monument recommended us and it was a great tip.

  • Reply
  • Was this helpful? Yes 4
Rated 5.0 July 10, 2014

Loved this place! You can view the natural beauty of the rock formations from the car all the way to skilled hikes with a guild. The park rangers give free talks. Plan to stay in Moab, UT for a few days. Moab, UT is a fun town with many extreme sports to choose from. Arches is less crowded then Brice Canyon and Zion with has similar rock formations.

  • Reply
  • Was this helpful? Yes 4
March 7, 2014

For someone from Florida, Arches blew me away. Early March was a great time to go. The weather was perfect. There are a ton of arches of varying difficulties to see. Definitely plans to spend hours on hours there. Don't rush anything and also don't forget to put the camera down and just enjoy it for it's natural beauty.

  • Reply
  • Was this helpful? Yes 4
November 9, 2013

Here's our blog post about our visit to Moab, Arches NP, and Canyonlands NP. Wonderful place!

http://justournature.blogspot.com/2011/10/moab.html

  • Reply
  • Was this helpful? Yes 2

Visit Arches and discover a landscape of contrasting colors, landforms and textures unlike any other in the world. The park has over 2,000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins and giant balanced rocks. This red rock wonderland will amaze you with its formations, refresh you with its trails, and inspire you with its sunsets.

The forces of nature have acted in concert to create the landscape of Arches, which contains the greatest density of natural arches in the world. Throughout the park, rock layers reveal millions of years of deposition, erosion and other geologic events. These layers continue to shape life in Arches today, as their erosion influences elemental features like soil chemistry and where water flows when it rains.

Arches is located in a "high desert," with elevations ranging from 4,085 to 5,653 feet above sea level. The climate is one of very hot summers, cold winters and very little rainfall. Even on a daily basis, temperatures may fluctuate as much as 50 degrees.

Native Americans never inhabited Arches on a year-round basis, though they certainly roamed the area searching for wild game, useful plants and rocks for tool-making. Petroglyphs near Wolfe Ranch are thought to have been created by Indians from the Ute/Paiute cultures.

While visiting, don't be surprised if you hear the crack of a whip and yelling about museums.. Arches National Park was also a filming location for 1989's Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade! 

  • Reply
  • Was this helpful? Yes 1
Rated 5.0 September 24, 2014

Amazing all around! We had just over an hour before needing to be on our way. So we drove out to the windows and then did the short hike up to them. I wish we could have spent all day!

  • Reply
  • Was this helpful? Yes 1
September 5, 2014

You will want to add this to the bucket list if it's not already there. You can easily drive through this park but I highly recommend taking a hike! If you freeze your water bottle the night before you will be thankful for a cool drink. Wear good hiking shoes and enjoy the magnificent views!

  • Reply
  • Was this helpful? Yes 1
Rated 5.0 August 31, 2014

Almost every movie with a desert scene uses Arches in its shoot because if it's sheer epic nature. The hikes up to each Arch varies, but the park is massive and will probably require a few days to hit all the major arches. That said it is well worth it! Check out delicate arch and double arch - both are epic. Windows Arch is also great and is the set for the first scene in Indiana Jones and the last crusade.

  • Reply
  • Was this helpful? Yes 1
Rated 5.0 July 14, 2014

A National Park unlike any other. The arches are fascinating and other-worldly. It's hard to believe that thousands of years of natural history resulted in their incredible appearance while hiking through this Arizona park.

Bring lots of water though, and a map if you're getting out of your car and hiking through the park. Don't forget that Arches is in a desert, which can get pretty gnarly at the peak of summer.

  • Reply
  • Was this helpful? Yes 1
Rated 5.0 July 11, 2014

Haven't been here since I was a kid but I remember the whole thing being totally stunning. I'd recommend spring or fall as the park is way less crowded and the weather is much nicer. Really cool as you can walk through and climb over a lot of the formations as well, makes you feel like a tiny little speck in the universe!

  • Reply
  • Was this helpful? Yes 1
July 5, 2014

This was an unexpected stop on our trip, and it was so great. Wear sturdy shoes because you are going to want to get out of the car and walk on the trails. It's too beautiful not to. One of our best stops on our 12 day road trip.

  • Reply
  • Was this helpful? Yes 1
July 5, 2014

Another of the greatest National Parks. Such beauty. Trailheads for hikers of all abilities. Some of the most beautiful views I have ever seen. Sunsets and sunrises are brilliant against the reds/oranges of the canyon arches.

  • Reply
  • Was this helpful? Yes 1
June 7, 2014

We were lucky enough to spend a couple of hours here, but I wish we'd been able to devote an entire day! So much to see!!

  • Reply
  • Was this helpful? Yes 1
January 18, 2014

Loved our visit there this summer!

  • Reply
  • Was this helpful? Yes 1
July 29, 2013

Beautiful place!

  • Reply
  • Was this helpful? Yes 1
March 25, 2013

An awesome place to visit!

  • Reply
  • Was this helpful? Yes 1
Rated 4.0 July 1, 2015

Cant give five stars because of the amount of people. But cant give it anything less because well, its Arches National Park! Go to Delicate Arch. Really cool place. Just be prepared for traffic on the roads and on the trail to Delicate Arch

  • Reply
  • Was this helpful? Yes 0
Rated 5.0 June 11, 2015

Awesome trip! I would definitely get there early to beat all of the crowds, but this is a must see National Park!

  • Reply
  • Was this helpful? Yes 0
June 9, 2015

An incredible park. I recommend spending at least a whole day. In 3 hours we barely scratched the surface,

  • Reply
  • Was this helpful? Yes 0
Rated 5.0 May 8, 2015

loved it so much I've been twice, and will be going back again.

  • Reply
  • Was this helpful? Yes 0
Rated 5.0 April 28, 2015

2015 update: Arches has been discovered. From March through October, the parking lots at Devils Garden, Delicate Arch/Wolfe Ranch or The Windows may be full anytime between 9am and 4pm. During these peak hours, expect travel times to be longer than expected along the scenic drive. If you find a parking spot and go for a hike, expect to see a lot of other visitors on the trail. It is not uncommon for hundreds of people to visit Delicate Arch at sunset. http://discovermoab.com/archesnationalpark.htm

  • Reply
  • Was this helpful? Yes 0
April 15, 2015

looking forward to it

  • Reply
  • Was this helpful? Yes 0
Rated 5.0 January 18, 2015

Can only say amazing things about this gorgeous park and its surrounding area.

  • Reply
  • Was this helpful? Yes 0
Rated 4.0 September 30, 2014

It's like an amazing alien landscape as far as the eyes can see. It's hard to actually believe what your eyes are seeing when you visit for the first time. Bring water, sunscreen, comfy shoes, and a sense of adventure! Oh yeah, and your camera!

  • Reply
  • Was this helpful? Yes 0
May 24, 2013

So many arches and rock formations to see. You could spend months here discovering everything.

  • Reply
  • Was this helpful? Yes 1
July 22, 2014

Absolutely amazing! Even if you don't hike- but drive thru and take pictures it's worth the trip!

  • Reply
  • Was this helpful? Yes 0
Rated 5.0 July 14, 2014

Visitors to Turret Arch should head to the North Window for an incredible natural framed view of Turret Arch.

  • Reply
  • Was this helpful? Yes 0
Maps © Mapbox © OpenStreetMap

Accommodation Types:

  • All Accommodation
  • Bed and Breakfasts & Inns
  • Boutique Hotels
  • Hostels
  • Hotels
  • Motels
  • Unique Stays
Clear All

Attractions & Culture Types:

  • All Attractions & Culture
  • Amusement Parks
  • Children's Attractions
  • Museums
  • Offbeat Attractions
  • Top Attractions
  • Zoos & Aquariums
Clear All

Food & Drink Types:

  • All Food & Drink
  • Bars & Drinks
  • Burgers & BBQ
  • Coffee & Tea
  • Delis & Bakeries
  • Diners & Breakfast Spots
  • Ice Cream & Sweets
  • Restaurants
  • Vegetarian & Health Food
  • Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries
Clear All

Outdoors & Recreation Types:

  • All Outdoors & Recreation
  • Beaches
  • Geographical Areas
  • Geographical Features
  • National Parks
  • Nature Reserves
  • Parks & Gardens
  • Scenic Point
  • Swimming Spots
  • Trails & Hikes
Clear All

Points of Interest Types:

  • All Points of Interest
  • Abandoned
  • Architecture
  • Film & TV
  • Historic
  • Literature
  • Military
  • Monuments
  • Photo Op
  • Planes, Trains, Autos
  • Public Art
  • Science & Tech
Clear All

Camping & RV Types:

  • All Camping & RV
  • Cabin Rental
  • KOA
  • RV Parks
  • Tent Campgrounds
Clear All

Entertainment & Nightlife Types:

  • All Entertainment & Nightlife
  • Art Galleries
  • Casinos & Gaming
  • Cinemas
  • Games & Amusements
  • Music
  • Nightlife
  • Shows & Entertainment
  • Theaters
Clear All

Services Types:

  • All Services
  • ATMs
  • Auto Services
  • Gas/Fuel Stations
  • Parking
  • Rest Areas
  • Tourist Information
  • Transportation
  • Vehicle Rental
Clear All

Shopping Types:

  • All Shopping
  • Antiques
  • Books & Music
  • Crafts & Handmade
  • General Goods
  • Gifts & Souvenirs
  • Groceries
  • Malls & Shopping Areas
  • Quirky Shops
  • Thrift & Flea
Clear All

Sports Types:

  • All Sports
  • Adventure Sports
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Sports
  • Fishing & Hunting
  • Golf
  • Gyms & Fitness
  • Skate & Surf Spots
  • Stadiums
  • Water Sports
  • Winter Sports
Clear All

Motoring Types:

  • All Motoring
  • Automotive Attractions
  • Historic Routes
  • Off-Road Trails
  • Racetracks
  • Scenic Drives
Clear All
  • My Unsaved Trip
  • Places I've Been
  • My Saved Places
  • Collection
  • Accommodation
  • Attractions & Culture
  • Food & Drink
  • Outdoors & Recreation
  • Points of Interest
  • Camping & RV
  • Entertainment & Nightlife
  • Services
  • Shopping
  • Sports
  • Motoring
0 Layers

DON'T FORGET TO SAVE YOUR TRIP. CLICK HERE.