Arches National Park Guide

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

Arches National Park Guide

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About the author

James Ian Yosemite

James Ian is a national park, camping and hiking expert.

He has dedicated his life to travel, visiting more than 80 countries, all 7 continents and all of the main national parks in the United States. With over 35 years experience in the travel industry, James has worked on cruise ships, at resorts and hotels, and as a travel planner who’s helped hundreds of people plan successful trips to US national parks. 

Based on his experience visiting our national parks multiple times, in-depth research and expertise as a travel planner, James has published detailed itineraries for most of the major national parks in the US. These itineraries, as well as in-depth park guides, comprehensive camping and hiking gear reviews and buying guides, and helpful packing lists and gift guides will help you have your own incredible trip to US national parks without stress and hassle.

As a national park expert, James has contributed to many publications, including Time Business News, Savoteur, Best Trip, and Wired.

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