Arches National Park Driving Tour is a 29.4 mile heavily 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 hiking, walking, nature trips, and scenic driving and is accessible year-round.

Length29.4 miElevation gain3,261 ftRoute typePoint to point
Kid friendlyHikingNature tripsScenic drivingWalkingCavePavedViewsWaterfallHistoric siteFeeNo dogs
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Getting There

Arches National Park charges a fee to enter. Fees are $30 per vehicle or $25 per motorcycle. If you are entering on foot, horse, or bike the fee is $15 per person. You can also purchase a park specific annual pass for $55. 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. The Delicate Arch side trail is too steep to be considered wheelchair and stroller accessible, but the Double Arch Trail is accessible. That trail can be viewed here:https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/utah/double-arch-trail

Multiple parking areas at the trailheads along the paved road through Arches

If you have the time, it is highly recommended that you hike the sections listed, especially Devils Garden, Delicate Arch, and the Windows. The best way to experience this amazing formations is up close.

The ride starts from the parking area just north of the Colorado River on Highway 191

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Viq Choudhry
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Scenic drivingGreat!

Amazing drive.

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Michael McWhorter
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Saw about every arch there today! Arrived at Windows arch area at 6:30am, kinda watched sunrise (cloudy). Went straight to Delicate arch. Missed most tbe crowds. Park was closed because full on Monday at 3pm! Didn't have any trouble with parking today though. Tried getting park pass a couple times. Oh well-

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Andrew Martin
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Road bikingGreat!

Biked it today. Good views and generally friendly cars. Hikes to arches in most cases.

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Zachary Rosenblum
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Great views but not truly a hike, and very crowded with other drivers that make photography and getting “lost” in nature more difficult. Very easy for beginners

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Nick De Tullio
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Very enjoyable tour of all of the arches and other sights in the park. I definitely recommend the drive when you first arrive. It will give you a better idea of which hikes you will want to complete!

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Nicholas J Campbell
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This is less about the drive, which is amazing. Rather, the usefulness of downloading this map before you enter the park because you won’t have service and this allows you to know your location in relation to the park. Super helpful.

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J&J Adventures
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J&J Adventures
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Bohdana Doig
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Scenic drivingGreat!
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Nice and easy drive with great views

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Julie Osborn
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The drive is a great overview of the sights. I remember it from when I was a kid. Now that I've returned to do some hiking, really appreciate being able to drive past and still see some of the sights, leaving more time to hike longer areas.

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Luke Oliver
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Scenic drivingGreat!

The drive gets you up close to all the major sights or within a short hike. Very convenient way to view the park.

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Anne Rozler
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Scenic drivingFee

Drive is a really nice way to see a lot of the park if you’re tight on time. There’s a lot of turnouts for pictures. No traffic this week but was definitely the most people we’d seen all week in Moab.

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Vivienne Z
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Amazing views! Still quite crowded during the new year holidays. Check the park's website for which trail is closed if you plan to hike.

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Miyada Sirilerdteerakul
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Pete G
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Scenic drivingGreat!

What an amazing park! Lots of options and things to see from the car and on a short/long hike. The signs and flow of park make it all easy.

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Chuck Newkirk
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Scenic drivingGreat!

Perhaps even better after dark than during the day!

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Chuck Newkirk
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Nice!

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Mary Kathryn Burke
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Excellent way to see the park! Lots of opportunity to stop along the way and you get out and walk.

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Robert Snook
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Natalie Comer
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We did the drive- not stopping to hike- it was very early and parking lots full,it was a Saturday. Beyond gorgeous!

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Jason Covert
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Derrick Johnson
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Scenic drivingGreat!

My wife and I I was able to get there early before the big crowds the weather was great and we found it a joy just to be able to go.

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Breck Tuttle
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Very scenic drive through the park

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Justin Rawson
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Olin Meeks
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Katherine Ragon
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Hojin Lee
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Mona Raina
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Scenic driving

It was fun with some amazing vistas. Definitely recommended.

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Matthew Sieg
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Scenic drivingGreat!

Great drive, lots of scenic view points for those that can’t do the hikes

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