In the surroundings of the town of Moab, in eastern Utah not far from the border with the state of Colorado, there are some of the most beautiful parks in Utah, one of these is undoubtedly the Arches National Park. This park has the largest concentration of natural rock arches in the world. There are in fact more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches, as well as numerous and bizarre rock formations, which create a magnificent landscape of contrasts and colors. The park of the arches covers an area of 310 sq km and is located in a high altitude desert area at a height varying between 1,245 meters and 1,723 meters.
HOW TO GET TO THE PARK
Car: Arches National Park is located just 5 miles north of Moab on Highway 191.
Buses: Greyhound has a bus service along Interstate 70, with stops in Grand Junction, Colorado and Green River, Utah. Moab is served by several private transportation companies that connect it with Salt Lake City and Grand Junction.
Train: Amtrak has trains arriving at Grand Junction, Colorado and Green River, Utah stations. From the two stations it is possible to take private bus services to Moab.
Plane: The closest airports are Grand Junction, Colorado (two hours drive from Moab) and Salt Lake City, Utah (four hours drive from Moab). The small airport of Moab is served by flights from Denver.
Hours: The Arches National Park is open all year round 24 hours a day.
The Visitor Center is open every day with the following hours: from April to October from 7.30 to 18.30; from November to March from 8.00 to 16.30, it is closed on Christmas day.
Tickets: The entrance ticket costs $ 10.00 per vehicle and also includes all vehicle passengers. The entry ticket for those arriving without a vehicle (on foot, by bicycle, by motorcycle) is $ 5.00 per person. The ticket is valid for 7 days.
Services: Food, petrol and accommodation are not available within the Parco degli Archi, all these services are available in the nearby town of Moab.