Arches National Park
The park is located in southeastern Utah, about five hours by car from Salt Lake City.
Arches is five miles north of Moab on Utah Highway 191. The park is 110 miles west and south of Grand Junction, CO; 236 miles south of Salt Lake City, UT; 360 miles southwest of Denver, CO; and 350 miles north of Grand Canyon NP's South Rim.
Eight commercial airlines serve Grand Junction, CO, and Salt Lake City, UT. From Salt Lake City, a commuter airline (Alpine Air: 801-575-2839) and a shuttle bus service (Bighorn Express: 435-587-3061) provide transportation to Moab. Amtrak and Greyhound both provide transportation to Green River (50 miles from Moab), and Greyhound also stops at Crescent Junction (30 miles away). Taxi and shuttle services can be arranged from these locations.
Located near the park entrance, the Arches Visitor Center houses a museum with exhibits and a bookstore operated by the Canyonlands Natural History Association. A short orientation program is shown in the auditorium on the hour and half hour. The Visitor Center is open every day of the year except Christmas.
The Visitor Center is handicapped-accessible and there is one designated accessible site in the campground. All flush and vault toilets in the park are accessible. The new Delicate Arch Viewpoint and trail area are accessible.
There are no lodging facilities, restaurants, stores, or other services in the park. The town of Moab, located five miles to the south, offers all of these services.
For information about facilities and services outside the park, contact:
Moab Visitor Center
P.O. Box 550
Moab, UT 84532
Activities with pets are very limited at Arches. Pets are prohibited from the backcountry as well as on trails. Pets must be leashed at all times when outside a vehicle and may be walked only on roads or in parking lots. They may not be left unattended (except in a paid-for campsite in the Devils Garden campground, where they must not cause a disturbance).
For your pets' safety, do not leave them in vehicles when outside temperatures are above 65 degrees F. They can die of heat exhaustion in a very short time.
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication