Arches National Park Review
Arches National Park must be one for the ages. Aside from Grand Canyon, the Niagara Falls, Monument Valley, the Arches is another one great and awesome experience.
Plan to spend at least two days at Arches National Park and savor and enjoy the awesome scenery in the park.
You will spend a lot of time walking and hiking. The other arches such as the Landscape arch, the San Dune arch, the Double arch, the Fiery Furnace and other views were just awesome and breathtaking and must be seen to fully understand. One can’t miss to appreciate mother natures creation and it’s almost as if “God’s” presence when one is in this place, the science behind it notwithstanding.
Should you add this to your bucket list? Damn straight you should…do it now!
More safety signs should be provided and placed as there are some risks and safety concerns in some locations during the hike (but common sense should prevail), especially to the Double O arch. Just my personal opinion although there’s a lot of information on this.
This was one of the best family vacations you will have. You can hike and explore for days in Arches and bask in all of mother natures creativity. Every color in the pallet is on display at Arches. This place should be on your bucket list. It’s AWESOME!
Park Entrance Fees
Admission to Arches National Park is good for seven days. You can pay your fee at the entrance station or online at pay.gov.
Private Vehicle Fee – $25.00
Admits one private, non-commercial vehicle (15 passenger capacity or less) and all its occupants.
Motorcycle Fee – $15.00
Admits a private, non-commercial motorcycle and its riders.
Per Person – $10.00
Admits one individual with no car. Typically used for bicyclists, hikers, and pedestrians. Youth 15 and under are admitted free.
There are several spots for picnicking in the park. All these areas have picnic tables and restrooms nearby. Some also have fire grates:
- Arches Visitor Center
- Across the road from Balanced Rock
- Delicate Arch Viewpoint
- Devils Garden
Arches has one 50-site campground at Devils Garden. You can reserve individual sites March through October. Between November and February, sites are first-come, first-served. There are also two group sites at the campground. Read more about camping at Arches.
NOTE: Devils Garden Campground will be closed March 1, 2017, through November 30, 2017, for a major construction project.
As of September 6, 2016, Arches National Park has suspended backcountry overnight use while staff review the Backcountry Management Plan. Read more about the backpacking moratorium.
Camping Outside the Park
Download our Campground Information handout [234k PDF] for a map and camping options outside the park.
Utah 84532, USA