Arches National Park Itinerary

How do you see over 2,000 arches in Arches in just three days? You don't. But we'll help you see the best of the best: the biggest, the prettiest and the most photogenic. And we'll throw in some local secrets as well. Read more...

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3 days, 2 nights to explore the park's must-see geological wonders

DAY 1: Hello, Arches. Nice to meet you.

CHECK-IN, HIKE DELICATE ARCH, DINNER ON MAIN STREET IN MOAB

Moab, Utah is the gateway town for Arches National Park and the state’s adventure hub for decades. Arches National Park is just one of the dozens of possibilities to experience Utah’s unique redrock country. Find lodging in Moab here.

Green River is a town just 45 minutes away from Arches National Park and much less crowded than Moab. Find lodging in Green River here.

3:00 P.M. Check-in

Early Evening: Hike to Delicate Arch, the park’s most recognizable arch

Late Evening: Dinner on Main Street in Moab at one of the classic establishments
•Zax’s Pizza • Eddie McStiff’s • Moab Brewery • Milt’s Shake Shack • Peace Tree Cafe

DAY 2: Dig deep into Arches

FIERY FURNACE + VIEWPOINT EXTRAVAGANZA

MORNING: Fiery Furnace Guided Hike - 3 hour, strenuous hike

Take a guided hiking tour of this labyrinth of sandstone sculpted by Mother Nature herself. You could do a self-guided tour, but you’ll need to get a permit--which are difficult to come by (especially during peak summer months). Here’s some guides who will take you through the furnace safe and sound:

• National Park Service - You can reserve a spot for morning tours up to 6 months in advance here
Moab Adventure Center
Tag-a-Long Expeditions
Deep Desert Expeditions
Four Season Guides
Escape Adventures

Lunch: Pack your own lunch to eat in the park

Afternoon: Viewpoint Extravaganza
Pick up a park map at the entrance of the park or at the visitor center.

5 Viewpoints you won’t want to miss:
• Park Avenue Viewpoint
• Courthouse Towers Viewpoint
• Balanced Rock Viewpoint
• The Windows Section (Windows Arches, Turret Arch, Double Arch)
• Skyline Arch

Evening: Dinner in Moab

DAY 3: Choose your final adventure

DEVILS GARDEN PRIMITIVE LOOP HIKING TRAIL

Morning: Hike to 1,2,3...or 7 arches in Devils Garden
The entire loop is 6.8 miles

• Tunnel Arch 0.4miles
• Pine Tree Arch 0.5 miles
Landscape Arch 1.6 miles
Partition Arch 2 miles
Navajo Arch 2 miles
Double O Arch 2.3 miles
Dark Angel 2.5 miles
• Private Arch

Lunch: Take a picnic lunch to your favorite viewpoint for a tailgate goodbye to Arches National Park

Afternoon: Drive home

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38F 17F Average Temperature
1.5" Avg. Precipitation (inches)
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