Arches National Park Winter Activities

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There are quite a few Arches National Park winter activities to enjoy during the off-season. Winter is one of our favorite times to visit because there are fewer visitors and the rates to stay are lower than any other time of the year.

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Winter at Arches National is cold with possible rain or snow storms. –  December: Highs 45 | Lows 23 degrees F –  January: Highs 44 | Lows 22 degrees F –  February: Highs 52 | Lows 35 degrees F

Hiking in the winter is nice but prepare for cold temperatures and snowy surfaces! With appropriate attire you'll enjoy hiking.

The Arches National Park scenic drive is a must-do activity. It includes two spur roads and takes about 2 to 3 hours to complete.

Arches National Park photography in the winter can vary: one day there is a contrast of snow on red rock; and the next day the sun melts the snow and blue skies complement the sandstone formations.

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