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Delicate Arch, Arches National Monument
Delicate Arch & Hikers at Sunrise in Arches National Park, Utah.

Arches National Park consists of over 2,000 natural sandstone arches, like the world-famous Delicate Arch, shown above, as well as many other unusual rock formations. Throughout the park, the forces of nature have exposed millions of years of geologic history. The incredible features of the park create a landscape of contrasting colors, landforms and textures that is unique and unlike any other in the world.

History & Culture
People have visited what is now Arches National Park for thousands of years. Over time, many different groups have moved in and out of the area in concert with the availability of natural resources and the technology for exploiting those resources.

Nature & Science
The forces of nature have acted in concert to create the landscape of Arches, which contains the greatest density of natural arches in the world. Throughout the park, rock layers reveal millions of years of deposition, erosion and other geologic events.
Arches, The Three Gossips
The Three gossips
Finger Rock
Finger Rock
Sunset on the Sandstone, Arches
Wide vistas at Arches
The Gossips
Colorful Sandstone Structures
Delicate Arch
Delicate Arch
Arches
Sunset in Arches National Park


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ENTRANCE FEES
Individuals: $5 (Good for 7 Days)
This fee applies to motorcycles, bicycles and walk-ins (per person).

Vehicles: $10 (Good for 7 days)
This fee includes all occupants of a vehicle.

Local Passport: $25 (Good for one year)
Good for entrance to Arches, Canyonlands, Hovenweep and Natural Bridges.

Commercial Tours
Fee depends upon the capacity of the vehicle. 1 to 6 passenger vehicles are charged $25 + $5 per person. 7 to 25 passenger vehicles are charged $40. 26 or more passenger vehicles are charged $100.

CAMPING FEES
Sites at the Devils Garden Campground are $15 per night. The Devils Garden Campground is part of the National Recreation Reservation System, which offers telephone and online reservations for both group and individual sites.

Fiery Furnace Guided Walk
Rangers lead walks into the Fiery Furnace twice each day. The cost is $10 for adults; $5 for children 6 to 12 years old and Golden Age Pass holders. Group size is limited, and walks often fill a day or two in advance. Reservations can only be made in person at the visitor center up to seven days in advance. Maximum tour size is 25 people, 10 of whom may be from a single party. Larger groups can attend separate walks or request a special tour by contacting the park; a minimum of four weeks notice is advised.
Reservations can be made in person at the visitor center up to seven days in advance. Maximum tour size is 25 people, 10 of whom may be from a single party. Larger groups can attend separate walks or request a special tour by contacting the park. A minimum of four weeks notice is advised.

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Arches Contact Info;
Arches National Park
PO Box 907
Moab, UT 84532
Phone
Visitor Information
(435) 719-2299
Visitor Information (TDD)
(435) 719-2319
Fax
(435) 719-2305

GETTING HERE

Car
The entrance to Arches is located 5 miles north of Moab, UT along Highway 191.

Plane
Commercial airlines serve Grand Junction, CO and Salt Lake City, UT. By car, these cities are roughly 2 and 4 hours (respectively) away from the park entrance.

Bus
Greyhound travels along Interstate 70, making stops at Grand Junction, CO and Green River, UT. Commercial van services operate between Moab and Salt Lake City as well as Grand Junction.

Train
Amtrak stops at Grand Junction, CO and Green River, UT. Commercial van services operate between Grand Junction and Moab.

Public Transportation
There is no public transportation to Arches.

GETTING AROUND
Sightseeing is usually by car, bike or foot.

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Climate
Summer temperatures (June through September) may exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Winter temperatures (December through February) often drop below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperatures may range 50 degrees in a 24-hour period.

Delicate Arch
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