Arches National Park
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National Park is one of the most spectacular places on earth.
Fantastic sandstone arches, fins and spires overwhelm the senses
at every turn in the road. This park is ideal for those who like
to do their sight seeing from the road. The area’s most famous
formation, Delicate Arch, is visible from a large viewing area.
Another interesting formation is Balanced Rock, this is a huge
boulder defying gravity atop a slender tower.
is a beautiful place in the spring. The desert comes alive in
the early season; green vegetation and flowers make the views of
the red rock cliffs and formations even more astounding.
the more ambitious traveler there are numerous hiking trails
throughout the park. The Devil’s Garden area has trails of
various difficulties. Landscape Arch is an easy trail leading to
a 300 foot long arch, this trail is 1.6 miles and easy walking
the whole way. The Delicate Arch trail is a 3 mile long trail
which leads to the arch itself. The rangers lead a hike through
the Fiery Furnace area every
day, these hikes usually fill up in
advance so you should call ahead. When hiking anywhere in Arches
be sure to take lots of water, the desert climate will suck the
moisture out of you.
If you have a four wheel drive vehicle you can get away from the
crowds. There are several off-road trails which lead to
solitude. The Klondike Bluff’s are reached by a couple
different 4 wheel drive trails. This area has fantastic scenery
and a chance to get away from the RV crowd. Most any stock 4
wheel drive vehicle should be able to negotiate the trails in
There is a 52 site campground in the park but it fills up very
early. If you are tent camping there are numerous places around
Moab that are better. A lot of the land around Moab is BLM land
and you can camp in established sites. Please leave all
campsites cleaner then when you got there. The desert
environment is very unforgiving and all of our trash remains
there to be seen for quite some time. The town of Moab has a
number of hotel's and RV campgrounds.
If you are going to Arches and Canyonlands you can buy a pass
which lets you into both areas at a discounted price. If you are
hitting numerous national parks the Eagle pass is a good way to
Have fun in your journey to Southern Utah.Nearby Areas:
Canyonlands National Park
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