Come Out and Play in Arches National Park — America's Natural
Landscapes so magnificent, you'll think you stepped into
another world. Sunsets so dazzling, they stop you in your tracks. Unique adventures
that are constantly rewriting the book. Whether you like to hike, camp, or just
relax during a leisurely drive along the park's scenic paved roadways — Utah's
Arches National Park is the place for you.
This vibrant jewel of the Southwest is America's natural playground — a wondrous
place to explore and play or just relax and recharge. Meander through a dazzling
maze of colorful canyons, traverse the winding desert trails, and explore surreal
stone formations. Venture through 76,000 acres of magnificent backcountry adorned
with thousands of colorful natural arches — each one an original work of art
sculpted by nature over millions of years.
Watch as the sunset casts color-changing shadows over the landscape and then
reveals a galaxy of stars — thousands of twinkling jewels, too many to count. You
could even catch a meteor blazing across the night sky or gaze upon the majestic
cloud of light known as the Milky Way. Star gazing around a campfire in the Devil's
Garden campgrounds is an experience you'll never forget. No matter what time of day
you visit, Arches is a true delight for your eyes, mind and
You can tour much of the park from the comfort of your vehicle, driving along the
paved park roads, and stopping off to marvel at designated viewpoints. If you drive
through the park, be sure to swing by the Delicate Arch, Windows Section and Wolfe
Ranch. Then, hop out for a quick stroll beneath the North Window or Double Arch. To
see even more incredible sights, you can drive and then hike to out-of-the-way
If hiking is your thing, take a Ranger-guided hike up the trailhead to Tower Arch
and past the Landscape Arch trail. Follow your guide as you twist through winding
passageways, hidden arches and slot canyons to the Fiery Furnace -- a spectacularly
beautiful maze of narrow canyons that you must scramble and squeeze your way
through to conquer. Or hike up to the Delicate Arch that suddenly surprises you at
Arches has trails to suit every level of hiker, and guided tours are available that
get you up close to the park's most amazing features. Whichever trail you choose,
you'll experience breathtaking, panoramic views you have to see to believe. As with
any adventure, safety is paramount. So, you'll want a tour guide and plenty of
water handy to make your way up, through and around the park's jaw-dropping
While you can see all of the park's highlights in a day or two, you can stay as
long as you want. Set up camp at the Devil's Garden (open year-round), and strike
out on an adventure unlike any other in the world. Take your time to soak up all
the stunning, natural wonders by day, and then recharge under a phenomenal blanket
of twinkling stars by night.
Arches National Park is five miles north of the town of Moab in southeastern Utah.
And, Moab offers adrenaline buffs many exciting activities to choose from: river
rafting, skydiving, off-roading, horseback riding, canyoneering and scenic flights.
So, no matter what level of adventure you seek — whether it's peace and solitude or
heart-pumping thrills — Arches National Park is the perfect destination for
everyone in your group.
Your friends at the Moab Tourism Center feature unique offroad adventures
outside of Arches National Park. A true 4x4 experience with plenty of excitement
and beautiful scenery! Check out our T-REX 4x4 Tours where YOU get to drive on
the famous Hell's Revenge Trail! -- Click
Moab Tourism Center