Basic Information

Over 2,000 Arches to Explore

a crowd of people sit atop the edge of a sandstone bowl in the afternoon, gazing at delicate arch
Plan Your Visit

Everything you need to know about your visit to Arches


Plan on spending at least a few hours in the park, exploring the scenic drive and several of the viewpoints and short trails. If time permits, longer hikes lead to many spectacular rock formations, or consider attending a ranger-led program to learn more about this special place. Guided walks and/or evening programs occur daily, spring through fall.

Operating Hours & Seasons
Park and visitor center hours for different times of the year.

Fees & Passes
Find out what park fees you should expect during your visit.

Permits & Reservations
Obtain permits for certain activities, or reserve a tour or campsite.

Traffic & Travel Tips
Get suggestions for how to avoid the most crowded times of year (or day).

Weather in the high desert can be changeable; prepare for a wide range of conditions.

Activities with pets at Arches are very limited.

Few goods and services are available within the park, but the town of Moab is only ten minutes away.

Arches has a 50-site campground. There are also many campgrounds in the area around the park.
Expansive red rocks in different shapes and sizes, creating a wall. There are multiple arches among the wall and blue sky can be seen through them. The foreground is full of low-lying vegetation and the sky is brilliant blue.
The Windows from a distance

NPS/Jacob W. Frank

Last updated: October 4, 2022

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Moab, UT 84532


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