Size: 76,679 Acres

Year Established: 1971

Annual Visitors: 1.81 Million

Firearms Information in Arches National Park

Anyone who is eligible to possess a handgun under federal, state, and local law may do so in this park as of February 22, 2010.

Firearms are likewise prohibited in government buildings under federal law. It is viewed as your responsibility to familiarize yourself with and abide by all local, state, and federal firearms regulations before visiting this park. The Utah Weapons Code is available to guests online, you can find it here for additional information.

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Hunting in Arches National Park

In Arches National Park, it is against the law to use/discharge any kind of firearm.

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Additional Information About Arches National Park

More than 2,000 natural arches, crafted from Entrada sandstone in shades of red, brown, and orange, may be found in this park along the Colorado River. In terms of the number of arches, this is by far the greatest collection in the planet. The soft red sandstone from an ancient inland sea was worn and molded by wind and rain into these incredible pinnacles and formations.

The slender, tapering span of Landscape Arch is 306. The most popular arch for tourists to photograph is, without a doubt, Delicate Arch. Arches is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including golden eagles, jackrabbits, and numerous reptile species.

Numerous stars illuminate the dark sky. In 2019, the area was designated as a Dark Sky Park, one of seven in the National Park System, by the International Dark-Sky Association.

Best Time to Visit Arches National Park

The best time to visit Arches National Park is between the months of March to May and September to November.

Visitor Fees

$15.00 per person/cyclist valid for up to 7 days

$30.00 per vehicle valid for up to 7 days

$25.00 per motorcycle valid for up to 7 days

$55.00 for the Southeast Utah Annual Parks Pass

  • This pass gets you access to Arches and Canyonlands national parks, and Natural Bridges National Monument.

Interesting in visiting multiple National Parks this year?

Consider the America The Beautiful Annual Park Pass.

This annual park pass to gets you and some friends into all U.S. National Parks for $80.
They also offer Senior, Military, and other discounts.

Visitor Centers

Arches Visitor Center


5 miles north of Moab, Utah, on US 191
Moab, UT 84532

Phone Number

(435) 719-2299

Hours of Operation

Daily 7:30 AM–6:00 PM

Be sure to check for seasonal closures.