Moab, Utah is a dynamic destination that calls to outdoor adventurers from near and far. While some come to hike and bike, others come to make the most of Jeep tours. Some visitors this direction are dazzled by opportunities to capture amazing photographs while others can’t wait to hop in a kayak and make their way down the Colorado River. Between the dining, entertainment and small-town charm, Moab is a city that calls visitors back time and again but the one-stop along the way that can’t be missed, no matter how many times you return, is a trip to Arches National Park in Utah.
Scenic and Sensational
Arches National Park in Utah is a scenic wonderland packed with towering rock Moab arches and spectacular vistas that never fail to impress. This park is situated just north of Moab and provides visitors with a seemingly impossible sense of contrast as rock formations, canyons, colors and textures collide to create scenery that’s nearly other-worldly. Arches National Park hosts over 2,000 stone arches designed by nature herself that are well-worth admiring. Visitors come to Arches National Park to simply admire the view, but also to camp, hike and take in the sights alongside a knowledge ranger.
Planning a Visit to the Moab Arches
When it comes to making your way to Arches National Park, there are some important facts to keep in mind. While the park is open year-round, the months between March and October tend to be the busiest. It’s often recommended that if you’re looking for a more intimate and tranquil visit, stopping by before 8:00 am or after 3:00 pm on a daily basis is best. Arches National Park hosts a comprehensive visitor center that’s worth dropping by when you’re planning your hiking routes through the terrain or looking for information on the many programs hosted by rangers at the park. The park entrance fee is $30 per vehicle or $15 for individuals arriving without a vehicle. They are valid for 7 days at a time meaning guests can come and go at will during that timeframe to enjoy the scenery and adventure with ease. An annual pass can be purchased for $80 for those that plan on returning time and again within the calendar year.
What you Can Expect to See
Arches National Park sits in a high-desert ecosystem and thanks to this, it provides visitors with plenty of options for viewing a variety of amazing animals and plant life during a visit. Mountain lions, bats, owls, lizards and a variety of birds call this park home. Desert grasses, wildflowers and cacti can also be observed in abundance.
Book Your Moab Vacation
When you can’t wait to get out and explore the best of Arches National Park, be sure you’re booked into accommodation that keep you close to the fun. Contact Arches Vacation Rentals today for more information on our many property options in the area. Book one of our romantic vacation rentals.