9 Breathtaking New Year's Expeditions in Arches National Park


Arches National Park is a stunning destination for adventure seekers. Here are 9 ways to explore its beauty in the new year. 

Delicate Arch is the most iconic arch in the park. Hike 3 miles round-trip to see it up close and enjoy the views. 

Hike to Delicate Arch 


Arches has one of the darkest skies in the country. Camp at Devils Garden and gaze at the Milky Way. 

Camp under the Stars 


Learn more about the park’s history, geology, and wildlife from a park ranger. Check the visitor center for schedules and topics. 

Join a Ranger-led Program 


Experience the park’s scenery on two wheels. Bike the 18-mile paved road that winds through the park’s main attractions. 

Bike the Scenic Drive 


Arches offers some of the best rock climbing in the world. Test your skills on the park’s vertical walls and towers. 

Rock climb the Sandstone 


Capture the magic of the park’s changing colors at dawn and dusk. Some of the best spots are Balanced Rock, The Windows, and Park Avenue. 

Photograph the sunrise and sunset 


The Fiery Furnace is a maze of narrow canyons and fins. Join a guided tour or get a permit to hike it on your own. 

Explore the Fiery Furnace 


See the ancient rock art left by the Ute and Paiute tribes. The petroglyphs are located along the Wolfe Ranch Trail. 

Visit the Petroglyphs 


Arches is part of the larger Canyonlands National Park. Drive to the Island in the Sky district and marvel at the panoramic views.

Drive to the Island in the Sky 


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