Arches National Park
Arches National Park is one of the best parks having the magnificently carved sandstone arches in eastern Utah, United States. The park houses around 2000 marvellous natural stone arches along with enormous fins, incredible hoodoos, giant pinnacles, appealing gargoyles and immense balanced rocks.
The park is located 233 miles from salt lake city and was established in April 1929. The major attraction includes Delicate Arch, Twisted Doughnut, Devils Garden, Fiery Furnace, Double Arch, Corona and Bowtie arches and dinosaur park.
Arches National Park is really a heaven for the hikers and one can do various activities like Backpacking, climbing, camping, mountain biking and river rafting. Also due to easy trails available, The national park is a perfect destination for both kids and adults.
Best Time to Visit
The temperature in these months is low from the 70s to 80s, which is good weather before the extreme summer hotness begins.
These months have a cool and delightful environment with highs ranging between the mid-80s and 70s and lows ranging between 50s and 40s.
Things to Carry
Following are the things which you should carry to have a splendid day at Arches National Park.
Carry light layer of clothing for daytime and warm clothing that will keep you warm in the evenings. Also, carry raincoats for the rainy season.
If you are planning to do water sports then do wear good water shoes. Wear a covered rubber-toed shoe with a hard sole while hiking.
There are various star formations in the sky which you will be able to identify by referring to a star chart.
Safety comes first! So do carry medical kit, bug spray, sunscreen, sunglasses, sun hat, and water bottles.
Lightweight Fleece, Rain Jacket, Sports Jacket, T-shirts and trousers.
Please be a responsible tourist and don’t litter.
Tips Before Visiting
- The best time to do photography is during sunset as the sun illuminates the Delicate Arch in fiery red colour giving it a stunning look.
- The best time to avoid the crowd is during the early morning.
- From June to August, avoid hiking during midday, as the temperature will be very hot. So hike during the early day time or after sunset.
- If you are travelling with kids, then don’t forget to visit Sand Dune Arch. Because its a fun sandbox gifted by nature.
Number of Visitors
Total number of visitors in Arches National Park during the year 2018 is 1,663,557