The natural beauty of Utah can be found in every one of its national parks. The Arches National Park, known for the uber-photogenic Delicate Arch, is a popular Utah destination. Grab a group of friends and take a trip to see the fascinating and beautiful Moab arches for yourselves.
Travel to the Arches
Three close airports make the Arches National Park easily accessible. The Grand Junction Regional Airport is the closest and leaves you with a drive that is under two hours. The Salt Lake City International Airport is a popular choice, with more direct flight options. The drive from this airport is a workable one, at less than four hours to the park. Make a road trip of your voyage by flying into Las Vegas. You will be able to travel through multiple Utah National Parks and experience even more of the rugged Utah sites. Zion, Bryce Canyon and Canyonlands National Parks all offer a variety of hike options for different skill levels. You’ll see endless scenic viewpoints that you can visit, from Sunset Point to Angels Landing, to maximize your time in these parks. Lastly, hit the Arches park for a picturesque view on your exciting expedition.
Experience the Arches
Consider staying in one of the Moab campgrounds to truly immerse yourself in nature. Devils Garden is situated in the camp and offers year-round access for your convenience. Take advantage of the amenities such as potable water and grills to make the best of your experience. Another camping option might be better described as ‘glamping’. Under Canvas offers this type of luxury campsite with extra fun activities that include hot-air ballooning, horseback riding and scenic flights. You can experience these great additions to the already exciting things to do in the park itself. Take a tour or navigate the park with your group on an ATV, mountain bike, or on foot. The popularity of the Arches National Park lends itself to a huge international crowd. You will be able to hear many different languages spoken. And stay connected; visit any of the AT&T stores in Utah for offers on new smartphones so you can video chat/Facetime with those you meet or friends at home.
Summer time visits to the Arches National Park beckon you to try river rafting on the Colorado River. Shorter half- or full-day trips can take you through Westwater or Cataract Canyon. If you are interested in a longer multi-day trip, try the rapids in Desolation Canyon or the San Juan River. No matter which you choose, the canyons you will wind through are sure to help you feel inspired and adventurous. Moab also offers the kid-friendly Moab Giants park. Walk through a trail of life-size dinosaur reconstructions for a blast from the past. Take a peek at the exhibits at the Tracks Museum for an educational look at fossil footprints and other geology topics using interactive and fun technology. You are sure to be hungry at the end of your days adventuring the area. Moab offers ethnic cuisine choices that range from Chinese to Thai. You can find Mexican options at Fiesta Mexicana or Quesadilla Mobilla. For classic American foods, try the Alley Sports Bar & Grill. Specialty coffee or yogurt places will add interesting picks to your snack time.
Arches National Park is the real deal, with so many fun travel, lodging and activity options for your group to enjoy. Take your time as you appreciate the gorgeous sites and fresh air that Utah’s outdoor fun has to offer. The parks amenities and Moab’s surrounding conveniences will charm you and have you planning your next trip as soon as possible.