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    Arches

    National Park Utah

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For Kids

Visitors explore Balanced Rock
Visitors explore Balanced Rock
NPS Photo by Neal Herbert
 

Arches is a great family park. The rock formations delight kids as well as adults, and many short hiking trails provide opportunities for everyone to get out of the car and explore the park's features.

Kids may also enjoy the interpretive talks and walks offered spring through fall. Stop at the visitor center to check current schedules, and take some time to view the exhibits and the park's orientation video.

The Junior Ranger Program is a great way for kids to learn about the park while having fun. Free booklets and Red Rock Explorer backpacks are available at the visitor center.

Did You Know?

Graffiti-free Zone

Even though graffiti is prohibited by law, rangers and volunteer groups spend hundreds of hours every year removing it in Arches. Please join us in protecting the park by not leaving your mark. If you discover graffiti in the park, please let us know. Otherwise, make memories, take pictures, but leave no visible trace of your visit. More...