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24 mi 38 km of trail 7 Featured Runs

Gems 6 Gems Easy Trails 16 Trails Intermediate Trails 5 Trails Hard Trails 0 Trails

Arches National Park contains a contrasting landscape highlighted by over 2,000 natural stone arches - the greatest density of natural arches anywhere in the world. At the park, you'll discover a red rock wonderland of soaring pinnacles, massive fins, and giant balanced rocks and will be amazed by the other-worldly geologic landforms, diverse colors, and physical textures, unlike anything you've ever seen. A trip to Arches will impress you with its geologic wonders, refresh you with its trails, and inspire you with its sunsets.

To learn more about Arches National Park, visit www.nps.gov.

Local Info

Visitor Center:
The visitor center is open daily except on December 25.
  • Normal visitor center hours: 7:30 am to 6 pm
  • Fall visitor center hours: 8 am to 4:30 pm
  • Winter visitor center hours: 9 am to 4 pm

Visiting Tips

Arches National Park is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Fees & Passes:
To find more about park fees, click here.

Camping & Lodging

All 50 sites in Arches campground are usually reserved in advance during the busy season (March through October). For a complete list of campgrounds outside Arches, visit www.discovermoab.com.

  • Devils Garden: To reserve a campsite, click here or call 877-444-6777. From November 1 to February 28, sites 1-24 are available first-come, first-served basis.
  • Canyon Wren Group Site: 11 person minimum
  • Juniper Group Site: 11 person minimum

Food & Drink

Arches has no restaurant or lodge. The visitor center bookstore sells light snack items and reusable water bottles; bottles may be filled at the visitor center, Devils Garden Trailhead (seasonally) and Arches Campground.

Other Activities

The opportunities to explore Arches aren't limited to hiking. Other great activities to check out while visiting the park include rock climbing, backpacking, auto touring, road biking, canyoneering, horseback riding, and photography. Learn more and plan your trip at www.nps.gov.

Also, be sure to check out the other fun activities to do in and around Moab just outside the park, especially mountain biking and rock climbing. Moab has some of the most interesting and unique terrain of any mountain biking destination. The riding in Moab tends to lean towards challenging to extremely challenging with big descents, rocky trails with big technical moves, and many long epic rides to choose from. A classic example is the famous Slickrock Trail which is a multiple hour mountain bike ride ENTIRELY on smooth rock that makes you feel as if you're riding on the moon!

Similarly, you won't want to miss the rocking climbing in Moab as the area is amazingly rich with bountiful opportunities for the rock climber who can appreciate the stark beauty of soft sandstone in a desert environment. There is more than a lifetime of climbing here with climbs the range from 1 pitch sport climbs up to 600' desert spires to multi-day adventures.

Maps & Guidebooks

To download a free park map or visitor guide, click here.

Gems in Arches National Park - 6

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Featured Runs in Arches National Park - 7

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Favorite Evening light at Arches NP!

Devils Garden Full Lollipop

5.0 mi 8.1 km • Loop • 548 ft Ascent 166.97 m Ascent

Singletrack Moab, UT

( 129 )
Favorite Delicate Arch. Canyonlands National Park, Utah.

Delicate Arch Trail

3.1 mi 5.0 km • Out and Back • 567 ft Ascent 172.71 m Ascent

Singletrack Moab, UT

( 212 )
Favorite Double Arch.

Double Arch Trail

0.5 mi 0.8 km • Loop • 31 ft Ascent 9.41 m Ascent

Singletrack Moab, UT

( 62 )
Favorite First Light on Turret Arch Framed by North Window

Windows Loop

1.0 mi 1.6 km • Loop • 162 ft Ascent 49.46 m Ascent

Singletrack Moab, UT

( 53 )
Favorite Balance Rock

Balanced Rock Trail

0.3 mi 0.5 km • Loop • 27 ft Ascent 8.35 m Ascent

Singletrack Moab, UT

( 32 )
Favorite Broken Arch

Broken Arch Loop Trail

1.4 mi 2.2 km • Point to Point • 177 ft Ascent 53.97 m Ascent

Singletrack Moab, UT

( 17 )
Favorite Arches National Park, Park Avenue.

Park Avenue Trail

0.9 mi 1.5 km • Point to Point • 5 ft Ascent 1.59 m Ascent

Singletrack Moab, UT

( 17 )

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2.1 mi 3.4 km #1 Devils Garden Main Trail
Moab, UT
2.1 mi 3.4 km Moab, UT
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2.2 mi 3.5 km #2 Devils Garden Primitive Loop
Moab, UT
2.2 mi 3.5 km Moab, UT
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0.0 mi 0.1 km #3 Landscape Arch Trail
Moab, UT
0.0 mi 0.1 km Moab, UT
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1.6 mi 2.5 km #4 Tower Arch Trail
Moab, UT
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9.0 mi 14.5 km #5 Moab Canyon Paved Path
Moab, UT
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0.2 mi 0.4 km #6 Turret Arch Trail
Moab, UT
0.2 mi 0.4 km Moab, UT
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0.5 mi 0.8 km #7 Upper Delicate Arch Viewpoint Trail
Moab, UT
0.5 mi 0.8 km Moab, UT
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0.1 mi 0.2 km #8 Sand Dune Arch Trail
Moab, UT
0.1 mi 0.2 km Moab, UT
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0.2 mi 0.4 km #9 Skyline Arch Trail
Moab, UT
0.2 mi 0.4 km Moab, UT
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0.4 mi 0.7 km #10 Broken Arch Access
Moab, UT
0.4 mi 0.7 km Moab, UT
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0.2 mi 0.3 km #11 Eye of the Whale Arch
Moab, UT
0.2 mi 0.3 km Moab, UT
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0.4 mi 0.7 km #12 Dark Angel Trail
Moab, UT
0.4 mi 0.7 km Moab, UT
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5.3 mi 8.5 km #13 Lower Courthouse Wash
Moab, UT
5.3 mi 8.5 km Moab, UT
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1.6 mi 2.5 km #14 Rockin' A
Moab, UT
1.6 mi 2.5 km Moab, UT
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