Arches National Park – One of America’s Top Nature Parks

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.

Delicate Arch, Arches National Park
Delicate Arch, Arches National Park

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.

Park Avenue, Arches National Park
Park Avenue, Arches National Park

Main Highlights

  • 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.

About Bram


Bram is a Belgian guy who's currently living in the USA. For over four years now, he has been wandering the globe, with jobs here and there in between. So far, his travels have taken him to four continents and twenty-two countries. Bram likes to try different styles of travelling: from backpacker and adventurer to tourist and local, he has been all those stereotypes and probably will be many more in the future. You can follow his adventures on his travel blog, on Twitter and on Facebook.

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