History & Culture

Vibrant orange, black and blue sunset across silhouette of Balanced Rock
Sunset over Balanced Rock

NPS/Paul Stolen

Deep, Enduring Connections to Land

Arches National Park acknowledges the Indigenous peoples who are traditionally associated with these landscapes: Hopi Tribe, Las Vegas Tribe of Paiute Indians, Moapa Band of Paiute Indians, Navajo Nation, Rosebud Sioux, Southern Ute Indian Tribe, Ute Indian Tribe of Uintah and Ouray Reservation, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, White Mesa Ute, and the Zuni Tribe.

Little girl holding donkey with a boy on its back in front of historic Wolfe Cabin.

Two popular spots showcase very different stories written on the land.

Photograph at the Windows Section is 4 men sitting on two vehicles with cameras on tripods.

Today people visit Arches for the views and trails. Learn more about a handful of characters in the story of Arches.

Photograph of an open archival folder with documents.
Archive and Finding Aids

What is an archive? Find out how to search for information in an archive and discover what we have at the Arches National Park Archive.

Photograph of an archeology collection in a museum cabinet.
Museum Collection

Learn about NPS museums and what we preserve in the Arches National Park storage facility.


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    Last updated: March 11, 2024

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