Arches National Park


Arches National Park is located in Utah. It is known for its rock formations, trails, and sunsets. Arches is part of the Colorado Plateau, which can have temperature differences of up to 40 degrees per day.


The park has many rock formations including over 2,000 natural stone arches, pinnacles, fins, and giant balanced rocks. The Delicate Arch, Landscape Arch, Devils Garden, and Balanced Rock are all different rock arches to visit. Campers reported sounds of thunder one night in 2008 but it was the sound of the Wall Arch falling due to erosion and gravity.


The park is home to mule deer, coyotes, porcupines, desert cottontails, jackrabbits, songbirds, rock squirrels, antelope squirrels, chipmunks, lizards, snakes, hawks, and eagles.

Things to Do

Most people drive the 18 mile scenic roads to take photos. Visitors can also backpack, bike, camp, rock climb, hike, horseback ride, and stargaze. Hiking trails range from 15 minutes to 4-5 hours.

Fun Facts

Black bears have been spotted in Arches National Park.

Some arachnids found in the park, such as the black widow spider and giant hairy scorpion, are poisonous.

Many stars are visible in the darkness of the night sky.

Source: National Park Service