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Arches National Park

Arches National Park

Free admission
Daily
Near Moab, Utah

The Basics

Arches National Park is one of Utah’s top attractions, with more than 1 million visitors each year. Whether travelers want to stroll through the desert landscape on a day trip or venture into the backcountry on a multi-day excursion, methods for exploring the park are as varied as the sandstone arches within. Travelers can learn to mountain bike amid the spectacular rock formations, take a 4-wheel tour of the park’s top points of interest, or experience the park as part of a multi-day guided journey through Utah’s most popular national parks, including Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, and Canyonlands National Park.

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Arches National Park 4x4 Adventure from Moab
Arches National Park 4x4 Adventure from Moab
$154.56 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Navtec Tours
Our tour guide Bob was very knowledgeable and gave us options to fit our wishes on what we wanted to see and do. Water and snacks weee included. Second time doing this tour so that says something
Donald_h, Jun 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Moab

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Arches National Park Backlands 4x4 VehicleTour
Tom_J, Jun 2022
Arches National Park 4x4 Adventure from Moab
Our guide Ron was fantastic. He took us to multiple amazing arch sites in the backlands of Arches National Park that are unreachable without a high clearance 4x4 vehicle. He allowed us to hike to this arches and experience their beauty up close in ways that few people will ever see!
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Best tour ever
Bianca_I, Jun 2022
Arches National Park 4x4 Adventure from Moab
Amazing tour, best way to go to the Arches National Park. Easy entering through a sideway that you would not go with your own vehicle, but those ways made the ride extra fun. Simply beautiful and breathtaking. Our guide Mark was awesome. We felt very comfortable and safe with him. This tour also includes little hikes. All in all we would do it again. Unfortunately the load up for pictures is not working.
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Highlight of our trip!
Deborah_I, May 2022
Arches National Park 4x4 Adventure from Moab
Our guide John Holland was wonderful. So knowledgeable. Always concerned about our needs and safety. This was the highlight of our vacation and of the 5 parks we visited. We were fortunate to get him as our guide.
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Amazing
Carl_M, Apr 2022
Arches National Park 4x4 Adventure from Moab
We were two couples in our 70's and had never been on a tour like this. The weather was a little cold and rainy but that did not spoil the tour. Brandon was an exceptional guide. He provided so much information about the surroundings. He also made sure we were comfortable during our first "rock crawling" and "mudding" 4WD experience. Brandon made sure the jeep doors were clean so we could slip out without sliding thru the accumulated mud.
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Arches 4x4
Desiree_O, Mar 2022
Arches National Park 4x4 Adventure from Moab
Our guide-driver Brandon was wonderful. He was very knowledgeable and warm. He made sure we had great photo ops. His vehicle was clean and felt very reliable — clearly the best kind for this offroad trip. I wish we had more time to get closer to the land structures.
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Navtec Tours
Donald_h, Jun 2022
Arches National Park 4x4 Adventure from Moab
Our tour guide Bob was very knowledgeable and gave us options to fit our wishes on what we wanted to see and do. Water and snacks weee included. Second time doing this tour so that says something
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Very worthwhile
David_B, Jun 2022
Arches and Canyonlands National Parks Self-Driving Bundle Tour
Seeing the highlights of both parks in a relaxing drive. Appreciated the back story to the parks and the various sites much more than trying to glean the basic info from written material. The Parks's written material is more understandable after taking the audio tour.
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Great resource!
Ashley_M, Jun 2022
Arches National Park Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour
This was a super helpful tool to have while driving through the park! Would definitely recommend! Our kids loved it too and it just made the experience even better.
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Guided Tour of the Arches in Utah
Bill_H, Jun 2022
Arches National Park 4x4 Adventure from Moab
Our guide, Tristan, was very informative about the Arches National Park, Vegetation, Environmental and Geology. The other couple in the Jeep, Sherry and Chris, were a perfect match too. We have a fun time. Thanks.
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I recommend using the guided tour.
Sandra_M, Jun 2022
Arches National Park Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour
It was so nice to have a guide help us through the park. He gave us history, explained what we were looking at, and gave us tips for where we would get the best views.
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Amazing trip!
LaVonne_B, Jun 2022
Arches National Park 4x4 Adventure from Moab
Our tour of Arches National Park was amazing! Bronson was the best guide! He was very knowledgeable about the Park and the arches themselves. Plus he had a great personality! Damon, a new employee, was along to observe. He was a lot of fun as well. They hiked up to the arches with us, took pics for us, and made sure we stayed hydrated, as the temperature was in the 90’s with winds gusting 40+ mph.
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Arches tour
CelesteMihalko, May 2022
Arches National Park Sightseeing Excursion
The sunset tour was amazing. We took so many beautiful photos. Paulina was an awesome tour guide who went out of her way for us.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Arches National Park is a must-see attraction for adventure travelers and outdoor enthusiasts.

  • Don’t forget to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, and plenty of water. Shade is rare in the park’s desert environment.

  • Wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking over uneven surfaces.

  • The Arches Visitor Center offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Several trails, picnic grounds, and viewpoints are wheelchair accessible, as is the Arches Visitor Center.

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How to Get There

Arches National Park is located in southeast Utah, five miles (eight kilometers) north of Moab on US 191. Most visitors arrive by car or as part of a guided tour from Moab or Salt Lake City. The nearest major airport is Grand Junction Regional Airport, roughly 90 minutes by road from the park.

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When to Get There

Arches is busiest from March through October; during this time, plan to arrive in the early morning or late afternoon to avoid traffic. Summer temperatures regularly break 100°F (38°C), while spring and fall weather can be more comfortable. There are no ranger-led programs offered in winter, but the lack of crowds makes this a peaceful time to visit.

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Hiking in Arches National Park

As one of Utah’s most accessible national parks, Arches offers a wide variety of hiking trails, many of which are rated as easy or moderate. Popular easy hikes take visitors to Landscape Arch or Balanced Rock, while the most popular park trail—a strenuous 3-mile (4.8-kilometer) trek—leads to the iconic Delicate Arch.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Arches National Park?
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What else should I know about attractions in Moab?
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As well as visiting the Arches National Park, check out these trip ideas to make the most of your visit: