National Parks / Natural World
Arches National Park Moab
Where is it at?
Arches National Park
Arches Scenic Drive
Off Hwy 191
Tel: 435 719-2299
Where are we going today?
If you have never experienced Arches National Park, then you need to make it one of your bucket list! It's an incredible place for kids to visit because of the beautiful rock formations that were carved and eroded away over millions of years. It just shows how amazing nature really is!
The national park has over 2,000 natural sandstone arches, as well as a number of other very unusual rock formations. The colors and the landforms are just spectacular, and kids will have a great time exploring them and learning about them! There is always something new and amazing to experience every time you return.
Want to hear all about the amazing things to do during your time at Arches National Park? Where to start! Backpacking is a very popular option, as well as hiking. The hiking trails range from 15 minutes for those beginners who want to experience some scenery, to massive 4 to 5 hour treks. Make sure you go prepared!
For those animals lovers there is horseback riding, and for those who prefer wheels there are biking options. Outside the park there are tons of biking trails, but inside the park you can just stay on the roads. The scenery will be just as spectacular!
The park of course is great for those who love photography, and for those still wanting some adventure, check out the rock climbing and canyoneering trips that you can do. It's an amazing experience!
If you want to extend your experience at Arches National Park you can stay at their campground. With only 50 sites, make sure you book ahead. The busy period is March to October.
An amazing day out for amazing families. Utah nature at it’s best!
How much does it cost?
- Adults$10 for 7 day private vehicle pass. $5 per person pass.
- Free Under: 15 years and under (for per person pass)
When can we go?
Visitor Center 9am - 4pm. Park open 24 hours a day
All year round. Visitor Center only shut Christmas Day.
A brilliant outdoor classroom! There are lesson plans and field trip options for teachers who want to show their students something pretty special! .
There is no restaurant in the national park. The visitor center bookstore has light snacks and reusable water bottles..
The water bottles can be filled at the visitor center, Devils Garden Trailhead (but only seasonally) and also the campground. It's always best to bring your own water as well as healthy snacks for energy. .
Any Top Tips?
The Junior Ranger Program is a great idea for kids, where they can have fun whilst learning all about the park. The backpacks are available from the visitor center. .
Doing our bit
The National Park Service are dedicated to looking after the park, and preserving all the amazing plants and animals within. Make sure you help them out by not leaving anything behind apart from your footprints! .
Need a little extra help?
The visitor center, restrooms, campground, and certain viewpoints are ADA compliant. .
Can I get one of those?
There is a bookstore in the visitor center where you can get even more information about this amazing park! .
What people are saying?
by Henry H
A spectacular place! The accessibility however was very wanting. We were there in October and it was competitive parking at every stop. We went to delicate arch to watch sunset and arrived three hours early to ensure we parked. This park needs a shuttle bus system. Many other National Parks have them and they are great. Please Arches beg for more money and get a bus system.
BTW Moab, despite its cool name was an awful ugly town.
by Byron Wall
This is an excellent national park. The arches are impressive and the hiking is awesome. The primitive trails are worth doing if you want a little adventure. One of the best national parks we saw on a trip of 20+.
by Carolin M
My favorite National Park so far Utah people are so blessed to have such a magnificent place in the state. It is like traveling to another planet, This is a must to see Park, you will be enchanted with the visit,
by Zach Evans
I don't see how anyone could be disappointed with a visit here. Absolutely amazing views, even from the main road through the park. We did the Devil's Garden Loop and the Delicate Arch trails and had a blast! Do yourself a favor and bring proper shoes and plenty of water!
by David Muckian
Its like traveling to another planet. A must see. We hiked delicate arch and its not for the faint of heart. Your legs feel it in the morning but the experience and views are outstanding.
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