There is no better place to see a beautiful sunset than over Arches National Park in eastern Utah. This park is known for its breathtaking rock formations — it's home to more than 2,000 unique and natural stone arches plus impressive pinnacles, giant fins, and balancing rocks. Arches National Park is like no other place in the world; it's so surreal that it often gives people the feeling of living on another planet. You won’t find the park's variety of landforms, colors, and textures anywhere else in the world. Visiting the park is a truly unique experience. While visiting, indulge your creativity by naming what the formations look like to you. Become one with the desert as you observe some of the one-of-a-kind life forms that live here. Lose yourself in this red-rock wonderland from either under the stars or from the comfort of your RV.
There are many ways to immerse yourself in the beautiful landmarks of Utah. Take a scenic drive through the park in your campervan, or get hands-on by backpacking, biking, or participating in one of the many ranger-led programs. No matter how you wish to experience the park, there are designated areas, maintained trails, and knowledgeable park rangers to help you stay safe while you see it all.
Spring and fall are the most popular times to visit the national park because of its moderate climate. For visitors who are not afraid of warm temperatures, summer is also a great, yet busy, time to visit. Fortunately, because of the park's location in the Utah desert, the summer might see hot temperatures during the day, but by night, the temperature drops after sunset and remains cool through sunrise. Because of the temperature variations, be sure to dress in layers. In Utah, you won’t have to worry about humidity, especially if you’re camping overnight. It’s the perfect kind of weather for lying under twinkling stars while observing the shadows of the magnificent rock formations in the distance.
There’s something for the whole family to enjoy at Arches. Whether you are new to hiking, or you are a professional backpacker, there are options for everyone. Hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails provide for everything from short tours to days-long treks. You don’t have to be a rock climber to get great views, but if do you come to climb, you will have plenty of opportunities. Whether you're hauling your own rig or renting one from nearby, camping at Arches National Park, in one of the many RV-friendly campgrounds, is a great way to experience the impressive beauty of one of Utah's most famous locations.