Plan a Fall Trip to Arches National Park

The fall months are a terrific time of year for visiting Arches National Park. But it’s considered the busy season so be prepared for crowds.


Timed Entry at Arches in the Fall

Timed entry tickets will be required to enter the park from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily for the months of September and October.

Arches Fall Weather

– September: high 85 / low 54 degrees F – October: high 71 / low 40 degrees F – November: high 55 / low  high20s degrees F

The visitor center is open every day in the fall. Take time to talk to the park ranger and tell him things that are of interest to you and get tips and ideas on other things to do.

Arches Visitor Center in the Fall

The Scenic Drive includes two spur roads and takes about 2 to 3 hours to complete. You’ll add more time if you plan to stop and take photos or hike any of the trails along the route.

Arches Scenic Drive in the Fall

Hike The Windows Area and Devil’s Garden Trail in the morning so you don’t have to fight the crowds. Delicate Arch is awesome at sunset for photography, but it may be impossible to get a parking spot.

Arches Hikes in the Fall

Our favorite locations to photograph the stars and milky way at Arches are the Windows area and Balanced Rock. In the fall the milky way is visible after sunset.

Arches Stargazing in the Fall

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