Arches and Canyonlands National Parks are stellar gems located in the southeastern region of Utah in the United States. Deciding where to stay near Arches and Canyonlands National Parks is an important part of the vacation planning process.
We created this Arches National Park travel guide to list all the accommodation options in the two parks and in the nearby town of Moab.
There are no hotels in Arches or Canyonlands, only small campgrounds. Due to this, most people stay in Moab.
You’ll find all types of lodging options near Arches and Canyonlands: budget-friendly hotels to higher-prices resorts, vacation rentals, a hostel, campgrounds and RV parks.
We live only a few hours away from Arches, Canyonlands, and Moab and we visit often. The lodging ideas we share are based on our experiences visiting the area throughout the years.
This list of accommodation ideas will help you determine the best place to stay based on your budget and travel style.
After you’ve decided where to stay, be sure to use our Arches National Park Packing List to make sure you have the right clothing and gear for visiting any time of year! Grab your free printable packing checklist by clicking the image below!
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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!
Where to Stay Near Arches and Canyonlands National Parks
Since there are no lodges or hotels in Arches or Canyonlands, most people stay in Moab. The town is about 5 miles from the entrance to Arches, 32 miles to the entrance of Canyonlands Island in the Sky, and 74 miles to Canyonlands Needles.
Here’s a list of accommodations inside the Arches and Canyonlands National Park boundaries, as well as places to stay near the park entrances.
If you’ll be traveling as a family, check out this list of places to stay near Arches National Park with kids!
Arches National Park Lodging
The only type of lodging in the park is for Arches National Park camping. Devil’s Garden Campground is the only place to camp in the park. There are 51 campsites for tents and RVs (no hook-ups or dump station).
Reservations are required from March 1 to October 31. For anyone interested in You can even enjoy Arches National Park winter camping, from November 1 and February 28 all camping sites at Arches are first-come, first served.
Canyonlands National Park Lodging
The only type of lodging in the park is for Canyonlands National Park camping.
Island in the Sky Campgrounds – Willow Flat Campground is open year round. It’s first-come, first-served near the Green River overlook. There are 12 sites with picnic tables and fire rings. Please Note: There is no water at this campground.
Needles Canyonlands Camping – There are no services at Canyonlands Needles. The nearest place to get food, firewood, and supplies is Monticello, Utah, approximately 60 minutes’ drive from The Needles. There is seasonal potable water. Camp sites have toilets, fire rings, picnic tables, and trash cans.
Hotels, Vacation Rentals, and Cabins Near Arches and Canyonlands
Moab hotels and vacation rentals: here are a few of our favorites that are close to Arches and Canyonlands Island in the Sky:
- Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Moab
- SpringHill Suites by Marriott Moab
- Aarchway Inn
- Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Moab
- Vacation rentals near Arches & Canyonlands
If you plan to visit Arches, Island in the Sky, and Needles, here are some lodging ideas on the south end of Moab:
- Moab Vacation Rentals – Spanish Valley is a good mid-way point in Moab
- Hotels in Monticello – about 1 hour south of Needles
Moab cabins: here’s a list ranging from rustic cabins to deluxe cabins with all the modern amenities. One thing to note when looking at cabins at Campgrounds and RV Parks – check to see if bedding and linens provided!!
- Red Rock Cliffs Cabins
- Sorrel River Resort Cabins
- Moab Springs Ranch Cabins
- Sun Outdoors Arches Cabins
- Sun Outdoors Canyonlands Gateway Cabins
RV Parks Near Arches and Canyonlands National Parks
RV Parks in Moab: you’ll find locations ranging from a full-service RV park with all the amenities to something more rustic and secluded.
The north end of Moab is minutes from Arches National Park, and about 30 minutes from Canyonlands Island in the Sky.
- Canyonlands Gateway Campground
- Arches Gateway Campground
- North Moab Campground
- Moab Downtown Campground
The RV parks located in the Southern part of Moab are central locations for visiting Needles Canyonlands 30 minutes to the south, Arches 10 minutes to the north, and Island in the Sky 40 minutes to the north. This area offers amazing red rock views and the La Sal Mountains.
Plus there are BLM campgrounds in the Moab area:
Glamping Near Arches and Canyonlands
If you looking for a unique way to enjoy the stunning landscapes in the area, consider glamping in Moab! is the perfect way to experience the beauty and adventure of this region without having to sacrifice any of your creature comforts.
From cozy cabins to luxury tents, there are plenty of options for Moab glamping. With stunning views, plenty of activities, and plenty of glamping spots to choose from, Moab is an ideal destination for any type of glampers.
- Under Canvas Moab Glamping Tents
- Sun Outdoors Canyonlands Gateway Glamping Cabins
- Dead Horse Point State Park Glamping Yurts
- Sun Outdoors Arches Glamping Cabins and Airstreams
- OK RV Park Glamping Tipi
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Arches National Park Itinerary
If you’re wondering how many days to spend in Arches, check out these Arches National Park itinerary ideas for 1, 2, or 3 days in the park!
- Arches National Park Itinerary
- Arches National Park in One Day
- Two Days in Arches National Park
- Three Days in Arches National Park
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