Places to Visit: Arches National Park

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Arches National Park

The trip to Arches National Park Utah is well worth the effort to see the 2000 amazing natural sandstone arches by car or on foot.

  • Arches National Park is 286 miles from Bryce Canyon
  • It features the highest density of natural arches in the world
  • The 48-mile paved road covers all the main sights
  • Visitor Center is open all year round


Arches National Park is a unique collection of natural sandstone arches preserved in this red rock desert of geological wonders. Drive the 48-mile paved road stopping at various viewpoints or take short hikes to see these amazing formations close up.


Open all year round. Visitor Center is open from Nov through March from 8am to 4:30pm and from April through October with extended hours.


  • $5 – individual on foot or bicycle (7-day pass)
  • $10 – private non-commercial vehicle (7-day pass)
  • $10 one time fee - Golden Age Pass (62 ) (Lifetime, good for all national parks)
  • $50 – Golden Eagle Pass (One year entry to all national parks)
  • Fee waivers available to groups on educational visits
  • Camping $10 in summer with water; $5 Nov to mid-March when water is off
  • Ranger-led walks twice weekly into Fiery Furnace $8 adults, $4 children


Headquarters Phone: 435-719-2100

Visitor Info Phone: 435-719-2299


  • 2,000 natural sandstone arches amidst high desert landscape
  • Windows Section has some of the park’s largest arches. Stroll beneath North Window or Double Arch
  • Stop at Delicate Arch Viewpoint to see the world’s most famous arch
  • Visit Wolfe Ranch and imagine life there in the 1800s
  • Drive the 48-mile paved road around the park taking in the spectacular scenery and main park features
  • Wild flowers bloom in profusion April to July

Getting Here

From Bryce Canyon National Park head north on Hwy 89 to I-70, then travel east to Brendel. Take Hwy 191 south into Arches National Park, a journey of 286 miles.