Plan Your Visit
Plan on spending at least a few hours in the park, exploring the scenic drive and several of the viewpoints and short trails. View the Traffic & Travel Tips page for advice on making the most of your time.
If time permits, longer hikes lead to many spectacular rock formations, including Delicate Arch, and the Devils Garden Campground provides an excellent base camp for multi-day trips. Also, consider attending a ranger-led program to learn more about this special place. Guided walks and/or evening programs occur daily, March through October.
Extreme temperatures and intense sunlight make the desert a challenging place. Study the weather before your visit, and come prepared to meet the challenge.
Did You Know?
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...