Arches National Park is one of my favorite American national parks. There are over 2,000 natural arches in the park, mostly focused in several key sections in the park. Many of them are short and easy walks from parking lots, though there are some longer and more challenging hikes too.
The incredible natural beauty and variety of ways to experience the arches and fins they are formed from put this park on my list of the best national parks in the United States.
Arches National Park Travel Guide
Arches National Park at a glance
- State: Utah
- Main attractions: Natural arches, fins
- Best time to go: Spring and fall
- Hotels/ Airbnbs: Moab
- Campgrounds: One inside park and many near the park
- Dining: Moab
- Shuttle: No
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James Ian has dedicated his life to travel and has traveled to 82 countries and all 7 continents. He’s visited all of the main national parks in the United States, as well as many national monuments and state parks.
As a national park expert, James has contributed to many publications, including Time Business News, Savoteur, and Wired. He also has several published detailed itineraries in addition to many free online guides.
James has rafted through the Grand Canyon; rappelled down slot canyons near Zion and Arches; hiked among the hoodoos in Bryce and the enormous trees in Sequoia; admired the waterfalls in Yosemite and the colored hot springs in Yellowstone; seen moose in Grand Tetons and seals in the Channel Islands, and much more.