Places To Go

From March to November 2017, roads will be closed at night Sunday through Thursday for road construction.
You must be out of the park by 7 pm during those nights.
 
a standing stone wall with a sign for Arches National Park on it.
Arches Visitor Center

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Arches Visitor Center

Rangers are available at the visitor center to help you plan your visit to Arches. They can provide information on places to see, hiking trails, ranger programs, and current conditions. You'll also find exhibits, restrooms, drinking water, a park film, and a bookstore. Hours vary by season.

 
A view of massive sandstone monoliths
La Sal Mountains Viewpoint

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La Sal Mountains Viewpoint

Enjoy a 360-degree view from a relatively flat sandstone bench. See the La Sal Mountains to the east and distinctive formations like the Three Gossips, Sheep Rock, and the Organ in the Courthouse Towers area. Look to the horizon for a view of Balanced Rock and the Windows Section.

 
A giant rock perched on top of a narrow stone pillar
Balanced Rock

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Balanced Rock

A huge sandstone boulder perched on a narrow pedestal seems to defy gravity. View Balanced Rock from the parking lot, or take a short 0.3-mile (0.5 km) trail around its base. Note how the shape and size of Balanced Rock seem to change with every step. Picnic tables are located across the road from the parking area.

 
A massive stone arch with blue skies in the background
South Window

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The Windows

At the Windows Section, you can see some of the largest arches in the park: North Window, South Window, Turret Arch and Double Arch. Easy trails lead to all arches. A slightly longer primitive trail leads around North and South windows.

 
Delicate Arch with the La Sal Mountains in the background
Delicate Arch

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Delicate Arch

You can see the world's most famous natural arch from the Delicate Arch Viewpoint. Trails ranging from easy to moderate provide views of the arch. A difficult trail leads all the way to the arch itself. These trails can be very crowded. You can see historic features like Wolfe Ranch and a rock art panel nearby.

 
A broad, narrow stone arch
Landscape Arch

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Devils Garden

An extensive network of trails, easy to difficult, begins in the Devils Garden area. You can take an easy hike to Landscape Arch, North America's longest arch, or continue on a longer, more strenuous hike to see five more arches on the primitive loop. Other nearby trails lead to Sand Dune Arch and Skyline Arch. The Devils Garden Campground and the picnic area are open year round. Water is available.

Last updated: July 4, 2017

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Moab, UT 84532

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