Arches National Park Driving Tour

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Arches National Park Driving Tour is a 28.3 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Moab, Utah that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for scenic driving and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
28.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3077 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

wheelchair friendly

scenic driving

views

waterfall

historic site

no dogs

Drive through Arches National Park and see the highlights along the way, with a few stops for optional hikes to see more This driving tour will take you to every major sight in Arches National Park and then some. Start at the Visitor Center to learn some background about the park and the area's history before driving along the main road through the park. Stop at Park Avenue to walk through a canyon with wild rock formations on either side, stop at several turnoffs along the way to see such wonders as The Three Gossips, Courthouse Towers, and Balanced Rock. Hike around The Windows and walk through some arches there while you see Double Arch up close and personal. Then venture further into the park where you can hike to Delicate Arch, the most famous arch in the park and the one featured on Utah license places. Finally, end with a hike through Devils Garden where you will see some of the best arches in the park all within a short walking distance along a paved path. Go as far as Landscape Arch, the longest arch in the world, or finish the entire 7.2-mile loop by seeing Double-O Arch and walking back along The Primitive Trail If you see everything in this guide, you have seen everything in Arches National Park and will have the memories (and the pictures) for a lifetime.

scenic driving
2 months ago

We actually drove the entire park route the previous day, but I have uploaded the photo with this recording. There is a lot to see from the road itself. We had planned a few grand hikes, but as the weather turned to sleet and snow, we decided to drive through the park and do a few easy hikes. It was actually very relaxing and made us stop to see more of the roadside attractions/rock formations we would have otherwise drove past to get to trailheads. And, now that the road construction has been completed, there are more pull offs to stop and take photos from different views. If you don't want to do hikes or want to only do short hikes, you still get to see a lot of awesome sights in Arches!

nature trips
8 months ago

Love this place and you can see a lot just driving and pulling off at scenic views spots.

scenic driving
10 months ago

I did this to prove to my family and friends that these natural wonders can still be seen with an air-conditioned car and your favorite flip flops. No hiking required.

scenic driving
11 months ago

This is great drive. Very scenic. You can see Balance Rock and many other outlooks along the way.

hiking
Friday, December 09, 2016

My family and I visited Moab, Utah this past summer and Arches was definitely on the list of places to stop. The hike to Delicate Arch is a bit of a workout, but 100% worth it!! The view is simply beautiful and I definitely recommend you experience it for yourself. Also, account for the heat and bring plenty of water!

hiking
Thursday, November 10, 2016

This place is beholding! All the rock formations and how they pile on top of each other (and stay where they're at) is beyond me. Also, be careful where you walk because there are growing plants and organisms on the rocks that your eye can't easily notice. Natural wonder, indeed! I'll go back someday.

Friday, October 28, 2016

So, so stunning and a variety of lengths of well kept trails. The arches never fail to amaze, but such a bummer that dogs can't go on trails. :/

hiking
Thursday, October 13, 2016

I love this park. so much to do and see. I like it more than canyon lands. I been twice and still not seen everything!

hiking
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Amazing! Make sure to bring your water...

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Drive this in 2WD truck. Beautiful views.

scenic driving
Wednesday, October 05, 2016

$25 to enter the park. Bring a lot of water! Hike to delicate arch, it's worth it!

scenic driving
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Done this a couple times. Many great hikes in this park.

scenic driving
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Great ride to get to some fantastic vistas and hikes catering to all abilities. The highway can get busy; we visited on an early spring Friday and encountered difficulties finding parking at some vistas and trailheads at midday.

hiking
Monday, September 19, 2016

Very easy, short hikes to many of the arches and formations. There are a couple more difficult hikes such as Delicate Arch and Double O Arches if you're feeling adventurous. Certainly one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen and worth the time. Kids would have a great time as well. If you stay in Moab, it's just about 10 min. outside of the town.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Great trails

hiking
Saturday, September 17, 2016

One of the most amazing places I have ever been!

hiking
Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Arches is one of those must-see places. Incredible red rock and plenty of short hikes to beautiful formations. It can get very crowded in the summer, so go during off times. If possible, camp around the park for a sky full of glowing stars.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Not much for driving around but this was just breathtaking.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

love it hear

hiking
Friday, August 12, 2016

Amazing! One of my favorite places to hike in Utah. So many different trails and things to see. Drink lots of water

hiking
Thursday, July 28, 2016

It was hot, and I wore a black shirt...not smart. Hiked out to the delicate arch. Take lots of water

scenic driving
Sunday, July 24, 2016

We drove into the park before the gates were opened, explored just about every arch within 3 miles of the road. Amazing walking down Park Avenue, around Balanced Rock, climbing up in Double Arch, walking to Sand Dune Arch and Skyline Arch, seeing the Fiery Furnace, exploring the Devil's Garden with Landscape Arch, and the highlight was the hike to stand under Delicate Arch, and on the way down to view it through Frame Arch. This park is not to miss!

hiking
Saturday, July 09, 2016

Devils' Garden early in the morning - great hike while temperature is still manageable and kids well rested. Nice hike with views, Landscape Arch and Double O well worth the effort. Some hiking and rock climbing, but even our 6yo did well. We also saw a snake on the trail!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Beautiful park!!!

hiking
Friday, June 17, 2016

Great. Bring water.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Perfect

hiking
Friday, June 17, 2016

A fun hike to delicate arch... It's a little longer than most .. One you want to do late in the evening or early morning.. Took about 45-60 min each way .. It's popular so you have plenty of company...

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Breathtaking drive.

hiking
Thursday, June 09, 2016

Enjoyed hiking among the less trafficked trails such as Hidden Arch.

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Breathtaking. The entire place is out of this world. I will return to Arches many more times. It is full of beauty I have not seen yet, especially at sunset.

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