You can spend a couple hours or the better part of a day driving the 36 mile (round trip) road through Arches National Park . With plenty of places to stop and snap pictures and panoramic views for miles, you can enjoy the brilliant artistry and majesty of Arches without having to leave your vehicle.
The best time to visit Arches National Park is April through May and September through October, when daytime temperatures average about 60 to 80 degrees. In the summer, temperatures can exceed 100 degrees, which can make exploring the park’s trails very uncomfortable.
The rock formations and the in the area are amazing and the views through ” Park Avenue” are really worth the visit alone. However, the star attraction is “Delicate Arch” perched high on the edge of the rocks. Not the biggest of Nation Parks but definitely worth a visit and the town of Moab is the perfect place to stay.
Visitation: Arches has far more visitors than Canyonlands . In 2016, Arches saw over 1.5 million visitors, while Canyonlands had around 775,000. Canyonlands trails are generally more difficult overall, with more trail mileage than Arches . Canyonlands has 7 easy trails and 14 strenuous trails.
While Arches is very similar to Bryce Canyon in outdoor activities, Arches will be a better destination for most mountain bikers and four wheel-drive enthusiasts. Arches is a little dryer climate and does not have near the water (lake, ponds, reservoirs) it does have the Colorado river just a stone throw away.
Downtown Moab Evening is a great time to explore our downtown business district with its great collection of restaurants, microbreweries, shops, and galleries.
Properties nearest Arches National Park Marriott Springhill Suites and Fairfield Inn. Moab Valley RV Resort & Campground. Aarchway Inn. Holiday Inn Express. Slickrock Campground. Portal RV Resort. Other Options.
– Visit Early or Late- Early morning (sunrise) is always less busy than sunset. To beat the crowds , try entering the park by 8 am, though you may encounter groups of early-morning photographers at some destinations. – Try visiting some of the other great hikes and attractions in the Moab area like: – Hwy.
Individual Entrance to Arches $15 (good for 7 days). This fee applies to bicycles and walk-ins (per person).
There are no restaurants or lodges in Arches National Park . The nearest restaurants and hotels are in Moab, Utah, about five miles from the park entrance.
You can visit both Arches and Canyonlands in the same day if you are here during the summer when you have daylight for a long stretch. Take a lunch with you so that you do not have to travel back to town between trips. First, I suggest visiting Arches National Park, which has world-famous arches and rock formations.
Bryce Canyon is compact, at least for a National Park . One day is all you need to explore this park . With one day, you can hike through a garden of hoodoos, take in the view from multiple viewpoints, and thoroughly explore the park . If you have less than one day, that’s OK too.
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