"Arches National Park" Arches National Park by Ischyros

Arches National Park Travel Guide: 609 reviews and 1,580 photos

People often ask me why I like Arches so much. Then I give them a strange look and tell them I'd just like to wait for the bus in peace. No, seriously though, Arches National Park is easily one of my favorite national parks.* I know I say that a lot, but this time I really mean it!** It's a beautiful place filled with over 2,000 known arches, the largest concentration of natural arches in the world! Arches is a popular destination for families because it is easily accessable from Moab and many of the most popular arches can be seen either from your car or by taking a short easy walk. People say to me, "Brandon," they say, "what created the arches in Arches National Park?" Then I usually smack them because I've already told them I just want to wait for the bus in peace. After they give me a thorough beating for smacking them, I finally give in and tell them that rain and wind over thousands of years have broken out lays of rock fins and cliffs. This rain and wind eats away at the soft underlayer of rock leaving freehanging arches. If you would like to learn more about how arches are formed, visit your local library because I really do just want to wait for the bus in peace!

*this line is repeated on almost every page I've created about a national park.

**again, this line is repeated on almost every page I've created about a national park.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Easily accessable, family friendly, plenty of short walks
  • Cons:Hot in summer, crowds
  • Last visit to Arches National Park: Aug 2000
  • Intro Updated Nov 27, 2006
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  • RedEaredPanda's Profile Photo
    Nov 21, 2004 at 10:14 AM

    Enjoyed browsing through your Arches national park pages.. You have some very helpful tips and absolutely gorgeous pictures.. Thanks for sharing your journey with us.. Hope to visit sometime soon!! Rafi

  • windsorgirl's Profile Photo
    May 7, 2004 at 7:08 PM

    well I'm glad I came across your pages....you seem like THE expert on Arches NP. Thanks for all the great info, I'll be visiting there this Oct.

  • Mar 4, 2004 at 9:57 PM

    Thank you for your page! I can't wait to go and see Arches myself in couple of weeks!

  • mcpangie's Profile Photo
    Jan 26, 2004 at 4:52 PM

    I'll have to go back someday and see Arches a little more thoroughly! Wonderful pics.

  • BerniShand's Profile Photo
    Jan 24, 2004 at 7:09 AM

    this is a great page, I had never ever heard of the Arches before I cam to your pages, now they are on my must see list, thank you

  • acemj's Profile Photo
    Aug 12, 2003 at 7:58 PM

    All of the formations have such creative names. The petrified dunes are amazing. Well done, Brandon.

  • mrclay2000's Profile Photo
    May 11, 2003 at 8:21 AM

    A premiere page that deserves much more notice!

  • dgeorge10's Profile Photo
    Feb 26, 2003 at 7:55 PM

    Breathtaking... thanks for sharing.

  • Feb 14, 2003 at 1:17 AM

    Simply incredible...superb page..what information..

  • jmarkoos's Profile Photo
    Nov 8, 2002 at 10:59 PM

    Thank you Brandon-I like National Parks-I live in:-))

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