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 Utah Travel Center National ParksArchesPark Info


Arch National Park
Arch National Park

Visitation. Visitation is highest March through October; lowest in December and January.

Location. The park entrance is located on Utah Highway 191, five miles north of Moab, UT

Operating Hours. The visitor center is open all year from 8am to 4:30pm (extended hours spring through fall).
• Closed December 25th.

Climate. In summer, June through September, temperatures may exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit and winter, December through February, temperatures often drop below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperatures may range 50 degrees in a 24-hour period. Very dry! Carry drinking water at all times.

Transportation.
PLANE - Commercial airlines serve Grand Junction, CO and Salt Lake City, UT. By car, these cities are roughly 2 and 4 hours (respectively) away from the park entrance.

CAR - The entrance to Arches is located 5 miles north of Moab along Highway 191.
BUS - Greyhound travels along Interstate 70, making stops at Grand Junction, CO and Green River, UT. Commercial van services operate between Moab and Salt Lake City as well as Grand Junction.


Fees. Entrance fee of $10 per vehicle, or $5 per individual is good for seven consecutive days. Camping fee is $10 per night for individual sites in summer. Fees also charged for Fiery Furnace permits and guided walks.

Entrance fee waivers are available for school groups visiting Arches. Requests should be composed on school letterhead and state the purpose of the trip and how it relates to the park. Please include group size and the dates needed. Submit requests to: National Park Service, Entrance Fee Waivers, 2282 S. West Resource Blvd. Moab, UT 84532. Fax 435-719-2300.

Facilities And Opportunities
Visitor Center: Located near park entrance. Museum with exhibits on the park's natural and cultural history. Sales area features books, maps and other publications.

Trails, Roads: The 48 mile round trip paved road in the park travels through spectacular scenery and leads to major park features. Hiking trails of varying length and difficulty lead to and through arches and into the heart of the park. Pets are not allowed on hiking trails.

Interpretive Activities: Regularly scheduled walks, guided hikes and evening campfire programs are offered by rangers mid-March through October. The popular Fiery Furnace walks often fill a day or two in advance (fee charged). Reservations for these trips can be made at the visitor center up to seven days before the walk for groups of no more than ten people. Special tours for large groups can be arranged; submit requests by telephone or in writing as far in advance as possible. Arches also offers a Junior Ranger Program for children ages six through eleven. The free booklet includes several fun activities that may be completed during a visit.

Lodging and camping facilities: No lodging in park. The Devils Garden Campground, located l8 miles from the park entrance, has 50 tent and trailer sites, plus two walk-in group sites limited to tenting for ten or more persons. Facilities include flush toilets and water until frost. You must pre-register for individual campsites at the Arches Visitor Center between 7:30 and 8:00 a.m., or at the entrance station after 8:00 a.m. Group campsite reservations are available for the two group sites; call (435) 259-4351 for information. The Arches campground fills daily mid-March through October, often by early to midmorning.

Food/supplies: No food is available in the park. In the Arches Visitor Center, you may buy film and water containers, as well as informational materials.

Accessibility: Visitors with mobility impairments can access the visitor center, restrooms throughout the park, Devils Garden Campground site #37, the Park Avenue Viewpoint and the Delicate Arch Viewpoint.

For visitors with hearing impairments, a variety of publications may be obtained at the Visitor Center. Wayside exhibits with illustrations and text on natural and cultural features are situated throughout the Park and in the Vistitor Center. Park Information is also available by TDD phone at (435) 719-2319.

Recommendations. Sightseeing by personal car, hiking, biking (established roads only), picnicking (3 designated picnic areas in park), and camping. Join a ranger March through October at a talk, walk, hike or campfire program. The basic road tour with stops at overlooks requires several hours to a half day.

Special Events. Annual Easter Sunrise Service in the park. Check bulletin boards for other special events or programs during your visit.

Nearby Attractions. Area public lands provide a wealth of outdoor recreational opportunities. Canyonlands National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, the Slickrock Bike Trail, and the Manti-LaSal National Forest are all within 50 miles of Arches National Park.

Arches National Park
P.O. Box 907
Moab, UT 84532
Phone: (435)719-2299
TDD: (435)719-2319
Email: archinfo@nps.gov

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