In the desert of the American West lies a magical place filled with stunning red rocks and clear blue skies. Home to more than 2,000 natural stone arches, Arches National Park lives up to its name and is one of the star attractions in Moab, Utah!
As one of Utah's "Mighty 5" national parks, Arches is a destination for viewing the country's most spectacular rock formations. Gravity-defying spots like Balanced Rock and Delicate Arch wow visitors, and massive pinnacles can be viewed throughout the park.
There are lots of ways to explore Arches National Park. Let's explore a few.
Parking can be difficult, but it's easy to see the sights at Arches National Park from your car. Over 18 miles of paved roads weave through the park, providing panoramic views of the park and stops along iconic sights like The Windows Section, Delicate Arch, and more. Unpaved roads offer even more opportunities for sightseeing, but may require high-clearance, four-wheel drive vehicles. Speaking of which…
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Saddle up and travel the park by horseback! Outfitters in Moab offer daytime horse tours throughout the park, reaching places where cars can't go. Before you go, you'll want to read the National Park Service's rules for horseback riding.
Make the most of your trip with a campsite close to Arches National Park. Our three Moab RV Resorts offer easy access to both Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.
Located within walking distance of downtown Moab, Sun Outdoors Moab Downtown is best recognized by the public Texaco gas station right off main street, which serves as the campground's general store and laundry facility. The entrance to the Canyonlands is located adjacent to the gas station. Enjoy shaded RV and tent camping sites, plus a selection of cute cabins to rent. Other amenities include a heated swimming pool with water feature and a playground for the kids.
If you head north on Main Street, you'll find Moab Valley RV Resort just outside of the downtown area. This resort offers pull-thru RV sites, covered and open tent sites, a selection of cabin rentals, and a vintage Airstream trailer. The amazing amenities include a general store, dog park, heated swimming pool and hot tub, bike wash and repair station, playground and much more!
About 15 minutes further north on Main Street is Archview RV Resort & Campground, boasting exceptional views and direct trail access to Arches National Park. Cool off at the pool and splash pad, check out the old western church movie prop, and enjoy the convenience of an on-site gas station. Plus, take your stay in spacious pull-through RV sites, furnished vacation rentals, or one of the cozy themed casitas!
Full of adventure, Arches National Park is an ideal spot for your next vacation. If you agree, share this post on social media!