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Arches National Park Transportation: 11 reviews and 11 photos
Arches is in the far eastern park of Utah, closer to some of the Arizona and Colorado National Parks as its state siblings. To get an idea of distances, it's only 120 miles and 3 hours to Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado and just about the same to Monument Valley in Arizona. It's about 30 miles from sister park Canyonlands across Route 191. It's a long but scenic 170 miles and four hours to Capitol Reef National Park. Mass transit between the parks is non-existent and if you're camping (and you should be) you'll be happy to be driving all your gear from place to place.
Arches charges a very reasonable $10 for a car load to enter the park for a period of up to 7 days. We were using the America the Beautiful Pass which costs $80 and allows a car load into any National Park or Federally Administered Land for one year.
Since there are no showers at Arches National Park, we showered at the Lazy Lizard Hostel. They charge $3 per person and are located on the south side of town at 1213 S Hwy 191.
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