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.
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.
To help narrow things down, here are our top 10 things to do in Arches National Park : Drive Scenic Drive Road. Hike to Delicate Arch (sunset is ideal) Hike the Devils Garden Trail. See Balanced Rock. Visit Windows and Turret Arches . Visit Double Arch. Panoramic View from the Garden of Eden. Hike Park Avenue.
One full day in Arches will allow visitors time to experience a nice variety of the Arches trails while two days will allow time to explore all the big trails. We spent 1.5 dyes in Arches and then spent the afternoon taking in the magnificent views at Dead Horse Point State Park .
– 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.
On geologic timescales, Delicate Arch will exist for only the blink of an eye. But don’t despair—although all the famous arches will crumble and collapse within a few thousand years, replacements will continue to be sculpted out of Utah’s bedrock for a very long time to come.
To get to Delicate Arch , it is a 3-mile round trip hike with 480 feet of elevation gain. This hike , plus time to view the arch , takes most people 2 to 3 hours. The National Park Service describes this hike as difficult . The hardest part of the hike is the middle third.
Hike to Delicate Arch Hike the the world’s most famous natural stone arch . This trail climbs 480 feet (146 m) up a steep slickrock slope. The trail has no shade and some exposure to heights. It is very popular, especially at sunrise and sunset.
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.
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.
Best Things To Do in Arches National Park #1. Landscape Arch. Landscape Arch. free. #2. Balanced Rock. Balanced Rock. free. #3. Windows Section. Windows Section. free. #4. Delicate Arch. Delicate Arch. free. #5. Double Arch. Double Arch. free. #6. Arches Visitor Center. Arches Visitor Center. free. #7. Fiery Furnace. Fiery Furnace. free. #8. Wolfe Ranch. Wolfe Ranch. free.
2, 11:18 a.m.) — Two family members who died while hiking in Arches National Park have been identified. Toshiaki Amimoto, a 65-year-old man and Etoko Amimoto, a 60-year-old woman, of California, died Friday, according to the Grand County Sheriff’s Office.
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.
Individual Entrance to Arches $15 (good for 7 days). This fee applies to bicycles and walk-ins (per person).