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Things To Know Before You Come

Arches Visitor Center
Outdoor exhibits at the visitor center help travelers plan their visit at any hour.
NPS Photo by Neal Herbert

The Arches Visitor Center is open seven days a week to help visitors get oriented to the park and nearby area. It pays to do at least a little research before you arrive, however, in order to be best equipped to enjoy the park during your stay.


Food, gas, lodging and similar services are not available in Arches. These are available in the town of Moab. Visit the Grand County Travel Council for more information. The Arches Visitor Center bookstore sells light snack items and reusable water bottles; bottles may be filled at the visitor center, Devils Garden Trailhead and Campground.

Weather and Climate

The climate at Arches is physically demanding any time of year. From June through September, daytime temperatures may exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Winter temperatures often drop below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperatures may range 50 degrees in a 24-hour period. more...


Arches may be explored by private automobile or RV, chartered bus, bicycle, or other independently arranged transportation. There is no shuttle service operated by the park. Parking lots can become crowded during the busy season (April - September), especially during peak hours of the day (10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.). Visitors are encouraged to carpool and to leave large trailers outside the park. more...

Did You Know?

proposed wilderness

Nearly 96% of Arches is recommended for wilderness designation. Though the recommendation has not been approved by Congress, the park is required to manage those 73,312 acres as though they were formally designated wilderness. More...