Arches National Park Photography Guide

Arches National Park is a few miles north of Moab, Utah. The park has over 2,000 natural stone arches, hundreds of stone pinnacles rising into the sky, immense rock fins and large balanced rocks. 


Enjoy the park and hiking trails in the cooler temperatures of morning or late afternoon and evening. The golden hour light is amazing on the red rocks.

Arches Travel Tip

Arches National Park Scenic Drive offers many landscape scenes to photograph at Arches. The road is paved and offers photo spots from pullouts and parking lots.

Arches Scenic Drive

This viewpoint provides a 360-degree view of the area.  The best time to photograph from La Sal Mountain Viewpoint is Sunrise and early morning.

La Sal Mountain Viewpoint

Balanced Rock is located next to the park's main road. It's a popular feature with a short full loop hike.  Evening and Sunset are great times for photography here.

Balanced Rock

Delicate Arch cannot be viewed from the road and requires a bit of walking to see it from a distance.  It's a great spot for sunset photography.

Delicate Arch

One of the best hikes in Arches is the 1.6 mile Devil's Garden Trail to see Landscape Arch.  Sunrise and early morning is the best time to photograph this landmark.

Landscape Arch