Arches National Park Hikes and Travel Guide

Arches National Park is 4 miles outside the small town of Moab, Utah. The park has over 2,000 natural stone arches and offers a variety of things to see, do and photograph.

With walks, hikes and drives ranging from 30 mins to a few hours, there is something to suit everybody.

The main scenic drive is a total of 43 miles and includes all spurs. Plan 2 to 3 hours to complete the drive. Add more time if you want to do any long hikes or serious photography. Most arches and landmarks can be seen from the parking lots and pullouts or a short walk.

Delicate Arch is always a must-see for most visitors since it is one of the most famous features in the world. The trail to see the arch up close is 3 miles round trip and climbs 480 feet in elevation.

Explore the narrow canyons and maze-like fins in the Fiery Furnace with a 3-hour, ranger-led hike. Advance reservations are necessary. The tour requires climbing over boulders, walking through sand, and navigating trails between rocks and along narrow ledges.

This post shares when is the best time to visit, where to stay, and points of interest including the best arches national park hikes to get you out and exploring the park.


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