Top Highlights to See in Arches National Park

Highlights of Arches National Park

Arches National Park is one of Utah’s finest parks. The main highlights are the stunning red rock, hundreds of archways and windows, and short hiking trails. Many combine Arches with a trip to Canyonlands as they are near to each other. Arches, a smaller park, can be explored in one day.

Read on to learn all about the best sites to explore in Arches National Park!

Kenya Coast: The Great Wall
The Great Wall

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Guide to Arches National Park

Best Time To Visit Arches

Highlights of the Kenyan Coast: The Windows
The Window’s

The best time of year to visit Arches is in the Fall before snowfall can disrupt the trails, yet after the busy tourist season in the summer. During the winter, when there is snow on the ground, this is also a nice time for photography due to the contrast of the red rock and the white snow.


Where to Stay When Visiting Arches

Camping is available year-round at Devils Garden Campground within the national park for $25 per night (each campsite). Moab is the main town just outside of Arches National Park which has many options.

Budget StayLazy Lizard Hostel is very basic, but the cheapest in town with dorms for $12 and private cabins starting at $40.

Mid-Range StayAdventure Inn Moab is a nice motel with rooms for $120.

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How to Get to Arches National Park

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Balanced Rock

Arches are located just outside of Moab, Utah. It is a 10-minute drive on Highway 191 North.


Highlights of Arches National Park

Kenya Coast Top Sights: Delicate Arch
Delicate Arch

Great Wall – viewpoint

Petrified Dunes – viewpoint

Balanced Rock – 0.3 miles walk

Windows Section – 1-mile loop through two large windows

Double Arch – 0.5-mile trail to a very large double arch

Panorama Point – viewpoint

Fiery Furnace – viewpoint

Landscape Arch – 1.6-mile hike to the second most famous arch in the park

Delicate Arch – 3.0-mile hike to the best arch in the park


Sunset Hike to Delicate Arch

Kenya Coast: Courthouse Towers
Courthouse Towers
  • Distance: 3.0 Miles
  • Elevation Gain: 480 feet gain
  • Time: 2 hours
  • Difficulty: Easy

The highlight of the Arches is to come to see the sunset at Delicate Arch. This is a very famous location for photographers. The trailhead is at Wolfe Ranch. Pass the historic cabins as well as the hieroglyphs. After a small wash, there is an open slickrock section.

Near the top, there are a couple of signs with arrows pointing for the trail to continue to the left. The trail will come to a narrow path hugging a ledge on the side of a cliff. Immediately following this section, you will be across from Delicate Arch.

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That’s it – we hope you have a wonderful time exploring the Arches National Park of Utah!


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