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Arches National Park, Utah

With over 2000 beautiful sandstone arcs to discover, the monolithic natural structures of Arches do nothing to hinder the park's mythical reputation.
Overview

Arches National Park Tours

Arches National Park ToursWith some of the most recognisable sandstone structures in America it's no surprise that Arches National Park tours in the east of Utah is a dream destination for photographers and trekkers alike.

Featuring more than 2000 eroded archways dotted across some 76,000 acres you'll find a succession of names, such as: The Organ, Tower of Babel and The Three Gossips, presenting all manner of myths and legends which all helps to add to the occasion.

Undoubtedly, Delicate Arch is often regarded as the main highlight however, not to be missed are the Ute Petroglyphs which are just around the corner and well worth a few moments if you're into your ancient artwork. 

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Arches National Park, Utah

Arches Insider Tips

Devil's Garden Primitive Loop
Considered to be the foremost competitor to the trail that leads to Delicate Arch, the Devil's Garden Primitive Loop is the longest in Arches at just over 7 miles on a round trip. Graded as a fairly accessible trail for all abilities you'll be able to experience the world's highest concentration of major sandstone archways with the likes of: Tunnel, Navajo, Black and Double O arches all vying for your camera's attention. Start from Devil's Garden car park and allow for around 5 hours to complete the circular walk.
When to go
August is considered to be the most popular month to visit Arches NP and as such, the park can get rather busy. Summer can also be incredibly hot with temperatures often pushing 40C. Spring is an ideal time to visit as there are fewer crowds, more desert flowers and less warm-weather insects, however make sure you pack a mac as showers are likely. Autumn is rainy season, but great for wildlife with an abundance of migrating birds. Finally, visiting in winter is extremely cold but incredibly beautiful.
Highlights & Activities

Arches National Park Tour Highlights

Delicate Arch
Delicate Arch is fondly regarded as Utah's most iconic image, even been found upon state number plates. Standing at an impressive 65 feet, framing the distant La Sal Mountain range, this is one of the park's most photographed and visited natural locations.
Off road Hummer tour
A guided off road tour in a Hummer sports utility vehicle (SUV) presents an excellent chance to visit places that are frequently missed on foot, from hidden canyons and arches to ancient tracks and sunset panoramas.
River float trip
A more sedate but equally exciting mode of transport is an inflatable raft which allows you to gently float along both the Green and the Colorado rivers. Soak in the views of sandstone arches and spires from a totally unique perspective along the way.
Photography
Arches is a photographer's playground with many a sandstone edifice providing the foreground against a clear blue or flame red sky. With hardly any light pollution there's plenty to see after dark too with ample chances to practise your low shutter speed shots.
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