Planning a trip to Arches National Park and need some help planning your trip?

Here is the National Park Obsessed guide for visiting Arches National Park, Utah.

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The Quick Guide to Visiting Arches National Park

Arches National Park Basics

Region: Intermountain / Rocky Mountains

Park Size: 76,679 acres (119.811 sq miles) (310.31 sq km)

Location: Grand County

Closest Cities: Moab, Utah

Busy Season: May to September

Visitation: 1,659,702 (in 2019)

How much does Arches National Park Cost?

Arches National Park costs the following:

  • 7-day Passenger Vehicle Pass – $30
  • 7-day Motorcycle Pass – $25
  • 7-day Individual Pass – $7

An annual Southeast Utah Park National Park Pass costs $55 and provides entrance to Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, and Natural Bridges National Monument. It is not recommended you buy this pass. For an extra $25 you can get an American the Beautiful Pass. This $80 pass offers free admission to all 116 fee-charging National Park Units.

When is Arches National Park Open?

Arches National Park is open year-round.

Are dogs allowed in Arches National Park?

Yes, pets are welcome in Arches National Park but are limited to developed areas such as roads, parking areas, picnic areas, and campgrounds. Pets are not allowed on trails or overlooks. Please review the Arches Pet Policy before bringing your dog to Arches.

Where are Arches National Park’s visitor centers?

Arches National Park Visitor Center – Open Year Around

Land Acknowledgment

The park now known as Arches National Parks is on Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute) land.

Thank you to the Native Land Digital for making the Indigenous territories accessible to all. They have mapped the known territories to the best of the current knowledge and is a work in progress. If you have additional information on the Indigenous nations boundaries, please let them know.

Native Land Digital is a registered Canadian not-for-profit organization with the goal to creates spaces where non-Indigenous people can be invited and challenged to learn more about the lands they inhabit, the history of those lands, and how to actively be part of a better future going forward together.

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Jennifer is a long time national park blogger and the founder of National Park Obsessed. She is a dedicated National Park lover who is working on visiting all 62 US National Parks. She has currently been to 53 of the National Parks. She is dedicated to sharing her knowledge of the Parks with others and helping them learn to love the parks as much as she does.

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