Best Time to Visit Arches National Park

We get a lot of questions asking about the best time to visit Arches National Park and what to expect each month of the year.

Use this Arches National Park travel guide to plan your vacation at a time that’s best for you.

best time to visit Arches National Park everything you need to know

We share a general travel guide, list of things to do, packing checklist, travel tips and weather information for the different seasons and months at Arches National Park.

Plus we have 1, 2-, and 3-day Arches National Park itineraries to help you plan the things you’ll do each day:

Arches National Park Travel Bundle
This site contains affiliate links which means WE may receive commissions for purchases made through these links. We only provide links to products we actually use and/or wholeheartedly recommend! As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases. Read the full Disclosure Policy.

A Photo Tour of Arches National Park

Take a visual tour through Arches National Park to see the stunning landscapes you’ll see when you visit!

Visiting Arches National Park

Most of the year you’ll enjoy fun outdoor things to Do at Arches National Park like scenic drives, hiking, biking, and photography. During the winter, the activities may be a bit more limited due to cold or snowy conditions!

When planning a Utah National Park vacation it’s important to be up-to-date with current weather and road conditions!

Use these resources to plan your Arches vacation:

Timed Entry at Arches National Park

Arches is has a TIMED ENTRY program that runs April through October:

Timed entry tickets will be required to enter the park from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and will allow visitors to enter the park during a one-hour specified window of availability. After entering, visitors may stay in the park as long as they wish for the remainder of the day. Reservation holders may exit and re-enter the park on the same day with a correctly validated ticket.

Visitors can book reservations first-come, first-served on The park will release reservations three months in advance in monthly blocks.

If you don’t have a ticket, you can still enter the park BEFORE 6am or AFTER 5pm. Those are the best times for Arches National Park photography and avoiding the crowds anyway!

Balanced Rock at Arches in the winter
Balanced Rock

Visiting Arches National Park by Season

There are important things to know about visiting Arches during each season. Check out these lists of the things to do, and what to expect, at Arches during the spring, summer, fall and winter.

Visiting Arches National Park by Month

Check out these articles to know all about planning a trip to Arches during a specific month so you know in advance what to expect. You’ll find general travel information, list of things to do, packing checklist, travel tips, and weather information for each month at the park!

Delicate Arch at sunrise Photo Jeepers 800
Delicate Arch at sunrise

Arches National Park Weather

It’s important to be prepared for the Arches National Park weather you can expect each season and month of the year.

Do your research to know what it’s like visiting Arches National Park at various times of year so you can decide which season and month is best for you to plan your vacation to this stunning park!

  • January: Highs 44 | Lows 22 degrees F
  • February: Highs 52 | Lows 28 degrees F
  • March: Highs 64 | Lows 35 degrees F
  • April: Highs 71 | Lows 42 degrees F 
  • May: Highs 82 | Lows 51 degrees F
  • June: Highs 93 | Lows 60 degrees F
  • July: Highs 100 | Lows 67 degrees F
  • August: Highs 97 | Lows 66 degrees F
  • September: Highs 85 | Lows 54 degrees F
  • October: Highs 71 | Lows 40 degrees F
  • November: Highs 55 | Lows 30 degrees F 
  • December: Highs 45 | Lows 23 degrees F

Planning an Arches National Park Vacation:

Where to Stay Near Arches National Park:

There are no hotels in Arches so most people stay in the nearby town of Moab. There are all types of lodging in and near Moab from budget-friendly hotels to higher-prices resorts. You’ll also find vacation rentals, a hostel, campgrounds and RV parks.

Here are a few of our favorite places to stay near Arches:

  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Moab – we enjoyed our stay and highly recommend this hotel due to its location close to Arches.
  • Purple Sage – our all-time favorite place to stay in Moab – walking distance to shopping, full kitchen, and only 8 units so you don’t feel lost in a large hotel. 
  • Red Cliffs Lodge – rooms up to 6 people – located 17 miles from Moab, this lodge is known for its beautiful location, winery and actiities like horseback riding, fishing and more!
  • Vacation Rentals Near Arches – we really like rentals with a kitchen, washer and dryer and amenities like a swimming pool and hot tub.

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *