Arches National Park

5 Things to do in Arches

UPWARD MOBILITY Despite sandstone's soft crumbly consistency, the park offers a variety of excellent rock climbing ventures. Climbs here require advanced techniques. Permits are not required with the exception of overnight trips. Climbers are charged with the responsibility and stewardship to know park regulations and minimize impacts. GRAND COUNTY AND SAN ...

Arches National Park

Superintendent Name: 
Laura Joss
Arches National Park contains the greatest density of natural arches in the world! Millions of years of deposition, erosion and other geologic events have created over 2,000 natural windows, pinnacles, spires, strangely shaped rocks, and sandstone arches. The world-famous Delicate Arch is among these formations. The extraordinary features of the park create a landscape of contrasting colors, landforms and textures that is unlike any other in the world.
Park Acreage: 
Highest Point: 
Elephant Butte
Highest Point Elevation: 
5653 feet
Visitor Count: 
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Has Volunteer Program: 
Has Recycling: 
Has Shuttle System: 
Park Sights: 
Fiery Furnace; Wolfe Ranch; Delicate Arch
Endangered Species: 
Colorado Pikeminnow; Razorback Sucker; Humpback Chub; Bonytail Chub; Southwest Willow Flycatcher
Entrance Fees: 
Vehicle Pass (valid for 7 days): $10; Individual Pass (valid for 7 days): $5; Local Passport (valid for 1 year and applies to Arches, Canyonlands, Natural Bridges and Hovenweep): $25
Nearest Major City: 
Moab, UT
Gateway Communities: 
Moab, UT; Thompson, UT; Cisco, UT
Nearby Airports: 
Canyonlands Field Airport (CNY); Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT)

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