Plan Your Visit

A family hiking on a trail

Hikers on the Windows Trail near Turret Arch

The red rock landscape at Arches might feel timeless, dream-like, or even other-worldly... but traffic congestion during peak season (March to October) can quickly bring one back to reality. Planning ahead can help make your visit as enjoyable as possible.

Basic Information
Learn important trip-planning facts, such as Operating Hours, Fees, Current Conditions, Pets, Weather and more.

Learn about camping at Arches and in the area surrounding the park.

How to get to Arches from nearby cities in Utah and Colorado.

These are the major sites to see in Arches National Park.

Traffic & Travel Tips
Advice on avoiding the crowds.

Things To Do
Explore the many activities possible in the park, such as hiking, camping, and ranger-led programs.

Trip Itineraries
Browse suggestions on how to spend your visit.

Learn how to stay safe in the desert.

How to protect your park.

The park Calendar, Nearby Attractions, and Accessibility pages might help you make the most of your visit. You can also connect to the park and get help planning your trip via our social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more.

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