Arches National Park

Arches National Park

Visitor Services

Drive north on Route 24 from Capitol Reef, past Goblin Valley, and then east on Interstate 70. Travel south on U.S. 191 to reach Arches National Park, just five miles north of Moab. 

A free newspaper, Arches National Park Visitor Guide, contains general information, photography tips, descriptions of most of the park trails, tips for budgeting your time in the park and more. It is available at the park entrance.

Park Fees: Entrance to Arches is $20 per car and $10 per pedestrian or bicyclist (good for seven days). Fees are subject to change.

Visitor Center: The visitor center is located near the park entrance. An orientation slide program is presented multiple times daily. The center also houses exhibits and book sales. It is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Mountain Time) in winter, extended to 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in mid-season. The center is closed December 25. A new 18,000 square foot visitor center features interactive exhibits, educational kiosks, a large outdoor plaza for after-hours information, and a bookstore featuring guide books, maps, DVDs, postcards, and much more. The 140-seat theater features a stunning orientation film highlighting both Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.

Food and Camping Supplies: Restaurants, grocery stores and other services are in Moab, Green River and Monticello. There are no stores in the park.

Guided and Self-Guiding Tours: A 48-mile round-trip, self-guiding auto tour leads to the major sights, including a Delicate Arch viewpoint where a 100-yard, fully accessible trail offers a distant view of the famous arch. Also see "Sights to See" on page 63 for more information. 

Lodging: There are no accommodations in the park. For a complete list of services in the area, check at the visitor center or contact the Moab Area Travel Council at PO Box 550, Moab, UT 84532; (800) 635-6622.

Medical Emergencies: Emergency first aid is available from park rangers. The nearest hospital facilities are five miles south in Moab.

RV Facilities: Sites at the Devils Garden Campground will accommodate RVs and tents. No hookups or dump stations are in the park, but they may be found in nearby Moab. Reservations are available for some individual and two group sites through the National Recreation Reservation Service:; (877) 444-6777; TDD: (877) 833-6777; International (518) 885-3639.

Special Services -: The America the Beautiful—National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass is gladly accepted. The visitor center, picnic area and restroom facil-ities throughout the park are wheelchair-accessible, as is one designated site at Devils Garden Campground. The visitor center orientation film and a geology animation video are captioned for visitors with hearing impairments. 

Weather Information: Arches has hot summers (100°F/38°C), pleasant springs and falls, and cool winters. There is some snowfall in winter and thunderstorms often occur in late summer.

Park address: For more information, please con-tact Arches National Park, P.O. Box 907, Moab, UT 84532; call (435) 719-2299 (voice) or (435) 719-2319 (TDD).