Arches National Park 

Arches National Park is boasted as one of the most beautiful parks in the country by its visitors. Stefanie Payne, a travel journalist wrote that "Mother Nature is a master sculptor and in no place is that more evident than at Arches National Park." 

Come and experience the beauty and wonder of the natural sandstone formations for yourself. It's a day excursion that you will never forget. 

Arches Park Information and History

The landscape of Arches National Park was formed over 65 million years ago when rain and wind and the Colorado River shaped the rock and led to the formation of the natural arches. 

The landscape here continues to change with the environment making every visit to Arches National Park original and unique. 

The most famous and popular arches to visit are Delicate Arch (seen in the page header), Landscape Arch, Double Arch, and Balancing Rock. 

Make time to stop at the visitor center at Arches for exhibits about the park, a movie and a gift/bookshop. 

Plan Your Visit to Arches

Arches National Park welcomes visitors year-round and many people say they enjoy their trips during winter the very best. 

The park is open 24 hours a day, 7 days per week and the high season for visitors is between March and October. 

Entrance fees can be paid by individual for $15, for a motorcycle for $25, or by private vehicle for $30. 

We recommend buying a Southeast Utah Parks Pass for $55 which grants you entrance for one full year to Arches National park, Canyonlands National Park and Natural Bridges National Monument. 

For your visit, remember to bring water as summer temperatures can be above 100 degrees Fahrenheit. It is recommended to wear light layers and comfortable hiking shoes. 


It's every bit as beautiful as it's made out to be! This is a must-see destination for anyone journeying through Utah. But first, some tips for potential travelers: • When to visit? I would suggest the winter. It's just as beautiful during the winter months as it is during the summer. However, during the summer, the hotel rates skyrocket due to higher demand and the park gets saturated with tourists. • How much time? You'll want at least one whole day dedicated to the whole park. • Other tips? Bring snacks and water. Water fountains are scarce and stores are nonexistent within the actual park. Plan where you want to visit and in what order before you show up. Budget your time for each area. Wear good hiking shoes, you'll be doing lots of walking.
Alex K - Google
Spent Christmas Day at Arches National Park and was not disappointed. The park wasn't crowded and the scenic drive was a great way to see the park with a few stops and short hikes in between. The coolest arch was the sand dune arch which is hidden in this slot canyon filled with golden sand!
Heather J-Google
Most spectacular place I've ever been in America. So beautiful and I enjoyed being there in off season. Less crowds and the snow was so pretty.
Paige T- Google
This place is spectacular!!!!! So much parking and clean restrooms. All of the trails are clearly marked get your map at the entrance. Most of them are a quick hike but there are some challenging ones for the more experienced. We ended up doing 9 miles of walking/hiking. We had an amazing experience please bring sunblock , water and snacks . There is picnic tables and plenty of benches . Enjoy the spectacular views.
Oscar F- Google
Utah is such an amazing place visit if you like national parks! We stopped at Arches, Capital Reef, and Canyonlands and each one was spectacular in its own way. Arches was amazing for the unique rock formations, and the arches as it's name suggested. The Fiery Furnace (permit required) is also tons of fun if you looking for even more adventure. Watching a sunset from Delicate Arch was probably the highlight of the trip and then staying even after sunset as the stars are absolutely amazing.
David R- Google