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Arches National Park

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Arches National Park is north of Moab in eastern Utah. Home to over 2,000 stone arches (including Delicate Arch), other rock formations (such as Balanced Rock) are preserved here. This is the highest density of natural arches in the world. Other famous arches and formations include Landscape Arch, Double Arch, Turret Arch, and The Windows. Another attraction is the Fiery Furnace, a maze of a hike that requires a park ranger.

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Arches National Park Information

Park Size: 76,000 acres

Established: April 12, 1929 (as Arches National Monument)

Entrance Fee: $30 per vehicle, $25 per motorcycle, or $15 per person/cyclist (valid for 7 days)

Nearby Communities: Moab

Visitor Centers: The only visitor center is located near the entrance.

Campgrounds: Devils Garden is the only campground in Arches National Park.

How to Get There: Arches is located off of Utah Highway 191 north of Moab.

Best Time to Visit: Due to the summer heat, it’s best to visit in spring or fall. Winter is also a great time to visit, however, weather can be unpredictable.

Unique Things to Do: Take a tour in the Fiery Furnace with a park ranger.

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