Visitation is highest March through October; lowest in
December and January.
The park entrance is located on Utah Highway 191, five
miles north of Moab, UT
The visitor center is open all year from 8am to 4:30pm
(extended hours spring through fall).
Closed December 25th.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
No food is available in the park. In the Arches Visitor
Center, you may buy film and water containers, as well
as informational materials.
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
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)
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.
Annual Easter Sunrise Service in the park. Check bulletin
boards for other special events or programs during your
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
Arches National Park
P.O. Box 907
Moab, UT 84532