Arches National Park Visitor Center

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Visitor Center

With ranger led tours, interactive maps, educational touch screen monitors, and introductory films, it is no wonder 950,000 travelers begin their outdoor adventure at the Arches National Park Visitors Center. Read More

  • Arches Visitor's Center is open daily, with the exception of Christmas Day.
  • Schedule ranger led tours at the visitor's center information desk.
  • The Visitor's Center is located on Utah Highway 191-five miles from Moab.
  • Kids enjoy exploring the park through interactive touch screens.
  • Visit the bookstore for maps and souvenirs.

The Arches National Park Visitor's Center provides access to the location of all of the parks famous sandstone formations, along with information about area wildlife, geology, climate, and history. 

Where is the Visitor Center?

The Visitor's Center is located at the park entrance-just five miles from Moab on Utah Highway 191. While the park is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the Visitor's Center is closed on Christmas day and has seasonal hours. Open daily April-October 7:30 am-6:30 pm and
November-March 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. For more information, contact the Visitor's Information Center at 435-719-2299.

What can I do at the Visitor Center?

Ranger Led Tours
Most of the ranger guided tours are free, with the exception of the Fiery Furnace, which is $10/adult $5/children. Make a reservation at the information desk, or call 435-719-2299 to book a tour in advance.

Book Store
The Canyon Lands National History Association runs the visitor's center book store, where you can find maps, post cards, posters, souvenirs, and various books about the area.

Touch Screen Tours
A number of educational kiosks are set up throughout the visitor's center, some of which are touch screen tours that provide information about climate, geology, history, area wildlife, plant life, hiking trails, and catalogs of the formations and their locations.  The kiosks also help you plan your trip depending on the amount of time you have available for your visit. 

Introductory Films 
Two different introductory films are available, the longest of which lasts for fifteen minutes and plays every half hour.  If you need something a bit quicker, push a button at one of the educational kiosks and watch a six minute abbreviated version. 

Note: The visitors center does have a vending machine, but it distributes water only.

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