Arches National Park

Arches Fast Facts

How big is Arches National Park?

Arches covers a total area of 76,359 acres or 119 square miles.

How many people visit Arches National Park?

1,806,865 people visited Arches in 2021. A table showing all years can be found at Arches Visitation Stats.

When was Arches National Park created?

Arches was made a national park on November 12, 1971. It was first protected as Arches National Monument in 1929 and expanded several times before attaining national park status.

What are the highest and lowest elevations in Arches National Park?

Arches’ lowest point is 3,960 feet at the Colorado River. The highest point in Arches is 5,653 feet at Elephant Butte.

What time zone is Arches National Park located in?

Arches is in the Mountain Time Zone.

How much does it cost to enter Arches National Park?

$30 per private vehicle per week.

Five Random Facts About Arches

one The longest arch in Arches National Park is Landscape Arch, at 306 feet. It can be found about a mile down the trail in the Devil’s Garden area.

two The tallest arch in Arches National Park is the south arch of Double Arch, at 144 feet. It can be found at the end of a very short trail in the Windows area.

three Over 2,000 arches have been discovered and recorded in Arches National Park. This number changes as new arches are discovered and others collapse.

four Arches is located in a “high desert” climate, meaning very hot summers, cold winters, and very little precipitation.

five Most animal life in Arches National Park is either nocturnal (active at night) or crepuscular (active at dawn and dusk) to avoid the heat of the day.

Where is Arches National Park?

Arches National Park is located in southeastern Utah, just north of the town of Moab. It is the easternmost of the five incredible national parks spread across the southern part of the state. The access road to the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands National Park is a short distance from the beginning of the Arches Scenic Drive, while the Needles District is further south.

For more maps and directions see Getting to Arches.