Arches National Park

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The world's largest concentration of natural sandstone arches.

MapDistance from Moab
5 miles (8 km)

Directions from Moab
The entrance to Arches is located 5 miles (8 km) north of Moab, along Highway 191.

Park Hours
Open year-round, 24 hours/day

Entrance Fee
$10/vehicle - Good for 7 days (Subject to change)

Visitor Center & Hours
The visitor center includes interactive exhibits, educational kiosks, a 150 seat auditorium, and a bookstore featuring guide books, maps, DVD's, postcards, and much more. The park is open 24 hours/day, 365 days/year; however the visitor center hours vary by season. (435) 719-2299

Description
Located just 5 miles (8 km) north of Moab is Arches National Park, which contains the world's largest concentration of natural sandstone arches. Although over 2,000 arches are located within the park's 76,518 acres, the park also contains an astounding variety of other geological formations. Colossal sandstone fins, massive balanced rocks, soaring pinnacles and spires dwarf visitors as they explore the park's viewpoints and hiking trails. A paved scenic drive takes visitors to many of the major viewpoints within the park. The park's rock formations delight children as well as adults, with many easy trails providing opportunities for kids to get out of the car and explore the arches up close. Hikers can choose from a wide variety of trails, from short twenty minute walks leading right up to many of the largest arches in the park, to more adventurous hikes into lesser seen areas.

Fiery Furnace Ranger Guided Hikes

Three-hour, strenuous hike offered during the busy season. Tickets must be obtained in advance for a fee.

April 5, 2015 - May 16, 2015: 10:00 am tour (reserve online)
May 17, 2015 - September 3, 2015: 9:00 am tour (reserve online)
Reservations for morning tours fill months in advance.

April 14, 2015 - May 16, 2015: 2:00 pm tour 
May 17, 2015 - September 3, 2015: 4:00 pm tour
Tickets for afternoon tours will be sold in person up to seven days in advance. Tours sell out quickly; stop by the visitor center as soon as you arrive in Moab to inquire about the next available spaces.

Fiery Furnace walks are offered daily, spring through fall. These three hour hikes wind through terrain that requires scrambling up and through narrow cracks and along narrow ledges above drop-offs. Children under five are not permitted. Main-season tickets (March - October) may be reserved at recreation.gov or by calling (877) 444-6777; off-season tickets (February and November) must be purchased in person at the visitor center. Walks are limited to 25 people and often fill in advance.

Other Guided Walks

Rangers also lead easy, one-hour walks each day at different locations throughout the park. Evening Programs Join a ranger at the Devils Garden campground amphitheater (next to Canyon Wren group campsite and across the road from campsite #25) nightly. Programs last about forty-five minutes. A current schedule is available at the Arches Visitor Center.


SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES

2-3 hours
Drive the 36 mile (58 km) round trip Scenic Drive.

1/2 day
Drive the Scenic Drive and hike some of the easy short trails in the park, such as the Park Avenue Trail and trails in the Windows Section of the park.

Full Day
Drive the Scenic Drive and hike some of the longer trails in the park, such as the trails to Double O Arch, Tower Arch, Delicate Arch, and Landscape Arch.

Several Days
Hikers can experience a wide variety of hiking trails, including some of the lesser-seen, yet equally spectacular, areas of the park such as the "Primitive Loop" in the Devil's Garden Section of the park.


A paved scenic drive leads to all the
major viewpoints and trailheads.


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