Cars on Arches road



Most people arrive at Arches by car. There is no public transportation inside Arches National Park. You may need to rent a car, ride a bicycle, or take a commercial tour to get around inside the park. The nearest community is Moab, Utah.

Arches National Park is located in southeast Utah:

  • 5 miles north of Moab, Utah
  • 110 miles southwest of Grand Junction, Colorado
  • 236 miles southeast of Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 360 miles southwest of Denver, Colorado

Getting Here by Car

The entrance to Arches National Park is north of the town of Moab, Utah.

  • From Moab, drive north on US 191 for five miles, or
  • From Interstate 70 (Crescent Junction), drive south on US 191 for 22 miles.

Getting Here by Plane

Most people coming to Arches fly into these airports:

Getting Here by Train

  • Amtrak's California Zephyr serves Green River, Utah, (45 miles from the park entrance) and Grand Junction, Colorado (109 miles from the park entrance).

Getting Here by Bus

  • Greyhound serves Green River, Utah, and Grand Junction, Colorado.

Commercial bus drivers: Please read Tour Bus Information before coming to Arches.

Getting Here by Shuttle or Taxi

Commercial van services and taxis operate between Grand Junction, Green River, Moab and other destinations. For a listing of area shuttle and taxi services, visit

Area Transportation Options

For additional information on transportation options in and around Moab, contact the Moab Area Travel Council.

When You Arrive

Getting Around the Park: Most visits to Arches involve traveling by vehicle along the scenic drive, which provides access to many viewpoints and trailheads. Some times of year—or even times of day—are far busier than others. Check the Traffic & Travel Trips page for suggestions on avoiding the crowds. Road construction may cause delays or closures during your visit.

Last updated: October 11, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 907
Moab, UT 84532


(435) 719-2299

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