Thing to Do

Start at Arches Visitor Center

a red stone building with sculptures of animals in front

Start your visit at Arches Visitor Center, located just one mile inside the entrance. The visitor center is open every day except December 25. Hours vary by season.

Plan Your Visit

Rangers are on duty to help you make the most of your visit. They have information on drive times, hiking trails, ranger programs, and more. They can make suggestions about the best way to spend your time.

Rangers can also help you have a safe visit. There are few sources of drinking water in the park. You can fill up water bottles here at the visitor center. Water and restrooms are available 24 hours a day.

Kids can pick up a junior ranger activity book to get started on earning a junior ranger badge.

15-60 Minutes
Museum Exhibits
Pets Allowed
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
Year Round
Time of Day
Accessibility Information
  • The visitor center, bookstore, theater, and restrooms are accessible to people with disabilities.
  • Service animals are welcome. 
  • We have the park brochure available in large print, braille, and audio-described versions.
  • Some exhibits have touchable models for people with visual impairments.

Arches National Park

a large room with exhibits. a large photo of Delicate Arch covers a wall
Arches Visitor Center

NPS/Andrew Kuhn

an exhibit board entitled "What To Do At Arches"
Exhibits outside the visitor center help you plan your visit.

NPS/Chris Wonderly


Take a look at the exhibits inside and outside the visitor center to learn more about the park's history, geology, plants, and animals, as well as the places you can visit. Watch the park film, "Window in Time," which plays in the visitor center theater.

Last updated: May 18, 2022