Arches National Park Transportation Tips by Ischyros

Arches National Park Transportation: 11 reviews and 11 photos

Getting Around Arches

Arches has no public transportation system so you will need a car or a mountain bike and a lot of energy to see the sites. The main park road is 18 miles from Highway 191 to the Devil's Garden Campground. About 9 miles into the park, another paved road heads to the right about 2 and a half miles to the Windows section. Just over 2 miles beyond the Windows road is another paved road heading to the right that leads 2 and a half miles to the Delicate Arch viewpoint. Wolfe Ranch and the trailhead to the base of Delicate Arch are located just over a mile down the road before it crosses a wash. After a heavy rain the road may be impassable beyond this point. A little over 16 miles along the main park road a dirt road heads off to the left toward the Salt Valley and the remove Klondike Bluffs in the northwest reaches of the park. This road is usually passable by all vehicles except after heavy rains. About 8 miles in another road heads left to the Tower Arch trailhead and the Klondike Bluffs. Contining on the Salt Valley Road another mile and a half leads to a dirt parking area near the park boundary at the trailhead for Eagle Park and a road closed sign.

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Type: Car/Motor Home

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 15, 2003
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Arches is one of the most easily accessible national parks so it surprises me that it isn't more popular (granted I am rather thankful it isn't becasue I hate crowds). The entrance to the park is just a few miles north of the town of Moab in eastern Utah off U.S. highway 191. Moab has the amenities of about any American city of its size. It tries to claim it isn't a tourist city, but I disagree. It may have started as a small mining camp, but it's grown full of hotels, restuarants, and outdoor outfitters serving every brand of tourist imaginable. Grand Junction, CO is about 2 hours from Arches.

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