With rocks as red as the setting sun, Arches National Park is a marvel unlike any other in the world. Though it is most known for Delicate Arch which can be found on Utah State license plates, the park is home to over 2,000 sandstone arches. With over 70,000 acres of red and green the park houses sandstone fins, monoliths, spires, prickly pear cactus, Utah juniper, bunch grasses, yucca, and evening primrose among others.
Along with its beautiful sights, Arches National Park is known for some of its superb rock climbing. Other activities include backpacking, hiking, camping, and biking. Arches are also a wonderful place for viewing the heavenly cosmos above as the dark skies allow for a special glimpse into the night sky.
Arches National Park has a wealth of wildlife, mainly smaller mammals and reptiles like the red fox, mountain lion, spadefoot toad, scrub jay, yucca moth, Western rattlesnake, and kangaroo rat.
The park is a wonderful retreat for families, providing shorter trails and several educational opportunities for children to learn while exploring. Arches National Park also offers a Junior Ranger Program. Being conducive to families and only four miles north of the town of Moab, Arches National Park lodging has some unique features of its own. Including their own version of “glamping.”
Providing activities for visitors of all ages, Arches is a must see getaway.