It is no secret there are mesmerizing, stunning landscapes around the United States and the great American West seems to be hiding otherworldly landscapes around every bend in the road. If you are looking for a destination to add to your bucket list that is not only picturesque but also offers plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy, Arches National Park is the place for you. With gorgeous red rock, thousands of natural stone arches, beautiful skies, and dozens of trails to explore, Arches National Park will help you create unforgettable memories.

For a trip that you will never forget, visit Arches National Park near Moab, Utah. It will be an experience that you’ll want to relive over and over again.

For an incredible perspective of Arches National Park from above, watch the brief video below and prepare to be inspired to plan your trip to this incredible Utah destination!

General Information:

Accessibility: Arches National Park offers many areas that are easily accessible by those in a wheelchair or who have mobility impairments. By staying on the paved roads, guests can see many of the arches and other popular attractions.

Devils Garden Campground also offers campsites and restrooms that are wheelchair accessible. Picnic areas, the visitor’s center, several trails, and various overlooks are paved and accessible for those with mobility impairments. For a complete look at these areas, visit the National Park Service website.

Pet-Friendly: While you can bring your pet into Arches National Park, there are many guidelines and rules that you must follow. Pets are not allowed on any trails or off a paved road, even if in a carrier. You also cannot bring your pet to any overlooks, the visitor’s center, or any building inside the national park.

If you choose to bring your family animal, your pet must be on a leash no more than 6-feet long at all times.

Parking: Parking your vehicle can be a challenge inside Arches National Park. You will find parking areas at the most popular attractions. However, these areas are often busy and it can be difficult to find an available parking space. If bringing oversized vehicles such as RVs and trailers, parking is even more limited. Click here to learn more about each specific parking area in the park.

Seasonal Access: Arches National Park is open year-round. This national park is also open 24 hours a day. However, be aware that March through October is peak season and the park can become very full. In some instances, there may be large delays to enter the park.

Cost: There is a $30 entrance fee for each vehicle. If on a bicycle or hiking through the park, there is a $15 entrance fee.

Entrance Free Days: Throughout the year, the National Park Service offers a handful of days where admission into the parks is totally free. These are great times to cross a park or two off of your bucket list! Some of the fee-free days include the following:

  • Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. — January 16th
  • First day of National Park Week — April 22nd
  • Anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act — August 4th
  • National Public Lands Day — September 23rd
  • Veterans Day — November 11th


For more information, be sure to check out the National Park Service website.

Restrooms: You’ll find restrooms and drinking water available at the Arches National Park Visitor Center.

For a peek at the park, plus 12 fascinating facts, check out our video below.

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Often referred to as the "Mighty 5," each of these iconic national parks in Utah certainly warrants a place on your outdoor bucket list! For an unforgettable way to explore these parks, check out our national park road trip in Utah which will take you to these exquisite destinations.

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