Arches National Park
Arches National Park
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  • USN_Seabee_Wife
    Chehalis, Washington612 contributions
    🛻 Stunning views, take a lunch and plenty of water!
    Go in the off season to avoid the extremely large crowds! 1st stop: Visitor's Center for brochures, information, and video about park. Take lunch, snacks, sunscreen, and plenty of water! There are no restaurants or stores inside the park. Stop as often as you would like to enjoy the views. Don't forget your camera and make it a habit to look behind you since that is where some of the best views can be. 🙂 Last tip: Go in the off-season to reduce the chance of large crowds on the trails.
    Visited November 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 December 2022
  • 1xPlor
    World63 contributions
    What can I rate this place: beautiful, amazing, outstanding, peaceful, you can name it all.
    Its my 1st time I've been to Arches. What can I rate this place: beautiful, amazing, outstanding, peaceful, you can name it all. But the summer is not the best time unless you can deal with the heat. I would recommend winter or spring. You get more energy to see beautiful arches, figures and red rocks. You do get to drive around a bit to see the scenic views. Most of the Arches are not visible from inside your car. You have to get out and go for short hikes. There are many hiking trails but I only did one hiking (Dedicate Arch) since I was on the tight schedule. So if you do not have time like me, at least try one hiking to dedicate arch, you won't disappointed. I promise you that. A must see. Bring water and snacks to keep you going but this is not a difficult hike tho. I definitely can't wait to go back and spend more time there. There are many hiking trails i need to explore.
    Visited July 2022
    Written 21 December 2022
  • jimles7
    Princeton, Kentucky673 contributions
    Lots to see at Arches National Park
    Lots to see at Arches National Park. It's cool driving up the face of the mountain on switchbacks from Moab. It's not cool that you have to have an allotted time to get in. Arches scenic drive is 22 mi and takes about 1 hour. The Park avenue viewpoint is totally incredible. This is a must see park.
    Visited September 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 December 2022
  • TerryRxyz
    Boone, North Carolina137 contributions
    Simply Amazing!
    There are the arches, of course, but to me the massive stone blocks were just as amazing. Well worth the visit. There are lots of hiking trails, but if you aren't up to long hikes there are several places worth a short walk for better views. Unless you are into serious hiking, you can do it in less than a day. Do check out the entrance requirements before you go as they try to find ways to address the massive over crowding. They've tried issuing entrance passes, and closing the entrance for part of the day. Those efforts are successful in keeping crowds under control but require visitors to know in advance what the current plan is to avoid disappointment.
    Visited October 2022
    Written 10 January 2023
  • JoeFRocklin
    175 contributions
    Pictures can't do it justice
    Visited on a clear cold blue sky day in late December and enjoyed every minute of it. Crowds were down off-season but it was still pretty busy. (can't imagine what it's like in summer peak season). I took tons of pics and hiked in to some of the arches. Trails were treated with snow melt crystals but were still slippery in spots. Good for families. Winter is a great time to go.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 14 January 2023
  • Christopher G
    1 contribution
    Awesome experience.
    If you like hiking trails it is a blast. We went with our young ones as well which, although happy they got to experience it, I think it was a bit much for them. It was difficult to enjoy as much as if we had went alone. Lots left unseen as there is a lot to see. But no regrets.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 January 2023
  • Von1287
    Albany, New York771 contributions
    Get here early and stay all day!
    So amazing! You would think you would get tired of arches but you don't! It was super hot but we were able to enjoy each arch sufficiently. We had our timed entry for early morning so we could see things before too many people came in and this was smart of us! We got to see Delicate Arch early and while there were plenty of people we were glad to have done that hike early before the heat really kicked into high gear
    Visited September 2022
    Written 10 February 2023
  • Veve
    Salt Lake City, Utah222 contributions
    Hiking
    Something off my bucket list. Grew up in Utah but just never had the time to see this beautiful place. Weather was ok still cold and during the hike some ice. Take water and be prepared for cardio. I would recommend hiking sticks there are some places that are rough. Took about 3 hours I walk slow. Took many breaks. People said hi a lot hahah felt like I was in a small coffee shop. If your Native American you get into the park free!! Visited during low peak season so parking was ok I can’t imagine how busy it is when it’s summer.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 February 2023
  • Mary G
    8 contributions
    Great half a day stop on a road trip
    Great family experience. We were on a road trip and it’s a good stop to stretch legs and walk to see the pretty views God created. We turned around after the Windows opening since we didn’t want to spend the whole day their, The map is very helpful with info on easy kid friendly hikes. No service in some spots, bathrooms scattered throughout. If your passing thru Moab, make the stop!
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 February 2023
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Cheyenne Rae
45 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
First time there and I’m just excited to plan to come back! We only got the see like 8 arches out of all the ones they have. The scenic drive was one of the highlights too! Just driving and viewing all the beauty! Just a surreal experience
Written 22 November 2023
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Previa1994
Chicago, IL6,324 contributions
Dec 2022 • Solo
I visited Arches National Park in the Fall, and the weather was great for cool hikes throughout the three days I was there. Arches is one of the most enjoyable National Parks. The park offers several hiking trails ranging from easy to challenging. Be well prepared and planned to take on the challenging ones such as Fiery Furnace and Devils Garden trails. If not into much hiking, the park has several look out spots on the scenic drive from which several arches and rock features can be enjoyed with short walks. The geologic features in the park are absolutely stunning. During the peak season in the summer, Arches has timed entry requirements. Check out the park website for details.

Arches National Park is absolutely worth visiting. The nearby Moab is a wonderful gateway town.
Written 12 November 2023
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caml77
Grand Valley, Canada605 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Although each arch was spectacular in its own way, we had the most awesome time in the Fiery Furnace. You need a permit and watch a video followed by a cautionary talk to get in.
Written 6 November 2023
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Rich S
Mukilteo, WA314 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
This is a beautiful park that can mostly be seen in about half a day. I would recommend arriving early in the day and starting with Delicate Arch, as that is the most popular spot in the park. It's also one of the steeper trails. So getting that out of the way with fewer crowds and cooler temperatures is the way to go. Then you can check out the other areas of the park afterwards, like Double Arch, Landscape Arch (at Devil's Garden), and Park Avenue. Also, as a bonus, if you're staying overnight nearby and you have clear skies, I would recommend going back at night. The park stays open 24 hours a day and offers some great opportunities for star-gazing.
Written 5 November 2023
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njoireading247
Johns Creek, GA324 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
This was an amazing day! We had reservations for 8:00 am entry and glad we did as we were there for over six hours. There are small walks, medium walk/hikes and longer, more strenuous hikes throughout the park. Come with the intent to do at least one or two of the medium walk/hikes, especially to see the Delicate Arch across the canyon (if you can't do the longer, tougher hike). Bring your lunch as there is a picnic area. You need plenty of water. We were there during the week in the fall, so the traffic, lines etc were not a problem. There are not a lot of parking spaces at the scenic areas so plan accordingly.
Written 2 November 2023
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AmeliavdBerg
Auckland, New Zealand497 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Wow , just spectacular , the scenery is amazing , we pre booked an entry time online and opted to buy the yearly park pass as we’re visiting a few on our trip . Roads are excellent , heaps of stopping areas , very clean and well maintained
Have to see once in your lifetime
Written 30 October 2023
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dixiepeach
Kansas City, MO8,367 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
This park is such a beautiful place to visit. There are so many interesting places to stop and take photos or go for a hike. If you visit in the summer take plenty of water and sunscreen as it’s very hot. Even if you have mobility issues you can see many of the stunning rock formations just by driving through. Best to book your timed entry early so you can enter at your desired time. The visitor center and gift shop is very nice as well.
Written 27 October 2023
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Kathy S
Warminster, PA92 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Absolutely loved our visit it. Stunningly beautiful! I couldnt take it all in it was just so majestic. Highly recommend a stop here if you can.
Written 21 October 2023
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Cryptic_Tourist
Saint Louis, MO742 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
My group loved this park, the trails are pretty accessible for all levels just watch out for the heat and check AllTrails first for conditions. We loved the permitting system as it did seem to cut down on the amount of people in the park and we found parking at almost every stop. Simply go online at recreation.gov to reserve, I believe it’s $2 per permit and you can only have one per day. Obviously if you get to the park before sunrise, you don’t need a permit to enter or to hike Delicate Arch which was an awesome hike (not super accessible) and I believe you only need a permit April thru October. Double check the website tho!
Written 21 October 2023
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Lisa M
Kernersville, NC9 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
We spent the day here and had the nicest time! We didn’t bring enough water and forgot sunscreen. Don’t recommend doing either. The weather was ideal and the people from all over were wonderful. The scenery was post card perfect. We packed a lunch and had it at delicate arch.
Written 19 October 2023
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