A landscape of diverse colors, textures and landforms, Utah’s Arches National Park is unlike any other destination in the world. Arches offers more than 2,000 natural stone arches, balanced rocks, enormous fins and soaring pinnacles. You will be left amazed by the formations all around you, the endless trails and of course the stunning sunsets.
Arches National Park is located in Southeast Utah, which is part of the Colorado Plateau and deemed a “high desert” region. Temperatures in the park can fluctuate sometimes over 40 degrees in a single day. The most popular time to visit is spring (April and May) and fall (mid-September through October) when daytime temperature averages 60 to 80 F and lows average 40 to 50 F.
Summer temperatures can often times top 100 F, making outdoor activities difficult. Late summer is monsoon season, which brings with it violent storms and flash flooding. While winters are cold, highs 30 to 50 F and lows 0 to 20 F, large snowfalls are uncommon (except in the mountains). Arches is open year-round, 24 hours a day. The visitor center is open every day except December 25th, though its hours of operation change with the seasons.
This stunning shot above of a cave arch was taken by adventure travel photographer Dustin LeFevre.