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Arches National Park

Utah

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Arches Nation Park
Natural sandstone arch


Arches National Park contains the greatest density of natural sandstone arches in the world, more than 700. The arches and numerous other extraordinary geologic features such as spires, pinnacles, pedestals and balanced rocks, are highlighted in striking foreground and background views created by contrasting colors, landforms and textures.

General Information

Rates & Fees

  • Entrance fee of $10 per vehicle is good for seven consecutive days.
  • Camping fee is $20 per night for individual sites Devils Garden Campground.
  • Fiery Furnace Guided Walk Rangers lead walks into the Fiery Furnace twice each day. The cost is $10 for adults; $5 for children 6 to 12 years old and Golden Age Pass holders.

Seasons / Hours

  • Arches is open year-round, 24 hours a day.
  • The visitor center is open daily during the following hours:
    April through October: 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    November through March: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • The visitor center is closed on December 25th.

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Facilities/Features

Stores/Museums
Located near park entrance, the Visitor Center houses a museum and exhibits. A bookstore located in the visitor center is managed by the Canyonlands Natural History Association. Concessionaire offers horseback riding, and vehicle tours in the park by permit.

Programs & Events
A short orientation program is shown in the Visitor Center auditorium on the hour and half hour. An annual Easter Sunrise Service in held in the park. Check bulletin boards for other special events or programs during your visit.

Ranger Nature Tours
Regularly scheduled walks, guided hikes and evening campfire programs are conducted by rangers, mid-March through October. Check bulletin boards in the park for details.

Reservations must be made for the popular Fiery Furnace guided hike in person at the Arches Visitor Center, up to 48 hours in advance. Also, check at the visitor center for information on the Junior Ranger program for children ages six through eleven.

Food/Supplies
No food is available in the park. In the Arches Visitor Center, you may buy film and water containers, as well as informational materials. The town of Moab, Utah, 5 miles south, has all the conveniences of a modern city.

Accessibility
The visitor center is handicapped-accessible and there is one designated accessible site in the campground. All flush and vault toilets in the park are accessible. The new Delicate Arch Viewpoint and trail area are accessible.

Rules, Regulations, Precautions

It is the visitor's responsibility to know and obey park rules. Regulations are designed for visitors' protection and to protect natural resources.

  • All state and federal laws are enforced in the park
  • Parking is restricted to designated areas
  • Wood gathering is prohibited
  • No hunting or firearms are permitted
  • Mountain bikes are allowed on established roads only
  • Pets must be restrained at all times. They are allowed only on park roads, in parking lots and campsites. Pets are not allowed on hiking trails.
  • Carry out all trash, including cigarette butts

Overview | Climate/Map | Description | Things To Do
Lodging/Camping | Nearby Resources | Video

Arches National Park
P.O. Box 907
Moab, UT 84532
Phone: (435) 719-2299


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