• South Window

    Arches

    National Park Utah

Plan Your Visit

Enjoying sunset at Delicate Arch
Enjoying sunset at Delicate Arch
NPS Photo by Neal Herbert
 

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?

Tadpole Shrimp

Naturally occurring sandstone basins called “potholes” collect rain water and wind-blown sediment, forming tiny ecosystems where a fascinating collection of plants and animals live. Tadpole shrimp, fairy shrimp and many insects can be found in potholes. More...