In this post, I’ll show you just how spectacular the easternmost national park in Utah is. I’ll do that by way of a selection of my personal favorite Arches National Park photos.
Why Arches National Park Is Worth Visiting
Utah’s Arches National Park lies in Moab, a bustling adventure town that’s also home to Canyonlands National Park. Exceptional because of its high density of rock arches—more than 2,500—Arches is a hugely popular park. It’s without question on the same level as Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks, which is clearly seen in the large crowds that visit the park each year.
There’s only one main road through Arches National Park, which makes visiting the park incredibly easy. All major attractions and hiking trails lie along this 18-mile-long road.
Although this allows you to see pretty much all highlights in just a few hours, I strongly encourage you to dedicate two days to this great park. In those 48 hours, including an overnight in Moab, which is a super-fun and easy-going town, you can see essentially everything Arches has to offer. This includes all famous arches and almost all hikes.
If, for some reason, you’re pressed on time and need to make choices, make sure to hit the following highlights and trails.
- Delicate Arch
- Landscape Arch
- Double Arch
- The Windows
- Park Avenue
- Fiery Furnace
To inspire you to visit Arches National Park, and the main focus of this post, the following Arches National Park photos showcase the immense beauty of this welcoming and convenient park.
Beautiful Arches National Park Photos
Note, though, that this year (2017), there’s construction going on in Arches National Park. This results in (nightly) closures, limited trail access and a closed campground. Up-to-date information can be found on the park’s official website.