Arches National Park
Arches National Park is a United States National Park in the Eastern part of the state of Utah. The park is located on the Colorado River 4 miles North of Moab, Utah and is known for containing over 2,000 natural sandstone arches such as the world-famous Delicate Arch. The park has 76,359 acres and was administered by the National Park Service and was originally named a National Monument in 1929 and was redesignated as a National Park in 1971. Arches National Park is one of the country’s most beautiful natural attractions and draws visitors from all over the globe. Renting an RV and traveling to see these beautiful arches is something you will never forget.
There is a lot to do and see at Arches National Park, so we have made a short list of things we feel you can’t miss while here. We hope you enjoy!
Popular Attractions at Arches National Park
Delicate Arch is a 65-foot tall freestanding natural arch and is the most widely recognized landmark in Arches National Park and is depicted on Utah license plates and on a postage stamp commemorating Utah’s centennial anniversary of statehood in 1996. The arch’s distinctive shape was known as “the Chaps” and “the Schoolmarm’s Bloomers” by local cowboys, playing a significant role in Western folklore. It is a fantastic place to take photos, hike and camp, observe wildlife, and other recreational activities. Make sure to bring plenty of water with you while here just to be safe!
The Fiery Furnace is a collection of narrow sandstone canyons in Arches National Park and is one of the most popular attractions in the park. The National Park Service recommends taking the ranger-guided tour before hiking in the Fiery Furnace by yourself or with small groups, not only for safety but also to point out geological and anthropological features that may go unnoticed to the untrained eye. There are amazing opportunities for great photos, especially photos at sunset. Hiking and wildlife watching are also prominent here at the Fiery Furnace. This place rocks, no pun intended.
The Landscape Arch is the longest of the many natural arches located in Arches National Park and is in the area known as Devil’s Garden in the North area of the park. The Natural Arch and Bridge Society considers the Landscape Arch to be the longest natural arch in the world, being slightly longer than the Kolob Arch in Zion National Park. The trail that passed beneath the arch is now closed since three slabs of sandstone measuring 30, 47, and 70 feet long fell from the thinnest section of Landscape Arch but is still one of the best places to come and see in the park. It is truly one of the most wondrous natural landmarks is the world.
Campgrounds at Arches National Park
Devil’s Garden Campground
Devil’s Garden Campground is located deep within the heart of Arches National Park and sits at an elevation of approximately 5,200 foot. The campground is surrounded by the natural sandstone arches and is only 18 miles North of the park’s entrance and 23 miles from Moab, Utah. The campground has 51 sites, many of which are full hookup capable. The amenities here at Devil’s Garden include: hiking trails, an amphitheater, campfire rings, flush toilets, picnic areas, evening programs, drinking water, hosts, road biking, and much more.
We can guarantee that you will absolutely love Arches National Park when you visit Utah! It is one of the single most beautiful and unique locations in the entire world and is just waiting for you to get here!
Safe travels from everyone here at RVShare!