Where to Stay Near Arches National Park

We get asked our recommendations of where to stay near Arches National Park often.

We created this Arches National Park travel guide to list all the accommodation options in the park and in nearby Moab.

Where to Stay Near Arches National Park

There are no hotels in Arches National Park, only one small campground. Due to this, most people stay in Moab.

You’ll find all types of lodging options near Arches: budget-friendly hotels to higher-prices resorts, vacation rentals, a hostel, campgrounds and RV parks.

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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 in Arches National Park

Since there are no lodges or hotels in Arches, most people stay in Moab, about 5 miles from the entrance to the park.

Here’s a list of accommodations near Arches National Park to help you find the best one for your travel style!

If you’ll be traveling as a family, check out this list of places to stay near Arches National Park with kids!

Hotels Near Arches National Park

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Campgrounds Near Arches National Park

Arches National Park Camping – Devil’s Garden is the only place to camp in the park. There are 51 campsites, which you can reserve in advance.

Canyonlands 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. (IF the Needles Outpost is open, you MAY find a few supplies, but don’t count on it!) There is seasonal potable water. Camp sites have toilets, fire rings, picnic tables, and trash cans.

Dead Horse Point Camping – Kayenta Campground at Dead Horse Point State Park offers 21 sites with lighted shade structures, picnic tables, fire rings, and tent pads. All sites also have RV electrical hookups, and modern restroom facilities are available. There are also 3 yurts available at Dead Horse Point. Each one offers sleeping space for up to six people, an outdoor propane grill, and comfortable seating indoors and out. Heat, air conditioning, and electrical outlets are also available.

Camping along Highway 313 – Lone Mesa, Horsethief and Cowboy Camp are first-come, first-served and may accommodate tents, trailer, and RV’s. READ the BLM guidelines for Moab camping.

Places to Stay in Moab Near Restaurants and Shopping

If you want to experience the vibe of Moab, then stay close to the city center. You’ll be within walking distance of yummy places to eat and fun places to shop.

Vacation Rentals for Families Near Arches

When looking for vacation rentals for families near Arches, did you know you can create a search on Airbnb for places to stay when you travel with family?

To search for a home:

  • Click or tap the Trip type (you may need to click Other filters)
  • Select For families

You’ll see homes that have:

  • A 4.75+/5 average rating from guests
  • 5-star reviews from other families
  • Family-friendly amenities, such as kitchen, wifi or internet, and a TV
  • House Rules that are suitable for infants and children
Balanced Rock at Arches in the winter
Balanced Rock at Arches in the winter

Best Budget Accommodations Near Arches National Park

The best prices for accommodation in Moab will be during the off-season winter months. You can find budget-friendly places to stay during the busy season, but the prices will be higher all around.

When looking for budget hotels and cabins we look to see if they offer a free breakfast or include a kitchenette – or at least a small fridge and microwave. 

TIP: It’s amazing the healthy make-ahead meals you can make with only a microwave! Eating meals in is one of the best budget tips for travel. 

Budget-friendly Hotels and Cabins in Moab

TIP: Check to see if bedding and towels are provided at the cabins at these campgrounds. The cost savings may not be worth the hassle, or you may not have the room, to pack sheets or sleeping bags and towels. We’ve stayed in cabins at Archview and Moab Rim Campark, but we live fairly close to Moab so it wasn’t inconvenient to pack sheets and towels.

Landscape Arch at Arches National Park
Landscape Arch at Arches National Park

Campgrounds, RV Resorts, and Camping Near Arches

In the town of Moab and the surrounding area you’ll find RV resorts, campgrounds and primitive camping on public lands.

Best RV Resorts and Campgrounds

Camping Near Arches

Primitive Camping On Public Lands Near Arches

There is no primitive camping within 20 miles from Moab. Camping is restricted to limited designated sites in the areas shown on the map below, marked with a brown post and a tent symbol.

These designated sites are free, but no facilities are provided. Campers are required to carry out all garbage, including solid human waste and toilet paper. There is no wood cutting or collection allowed. No new fire rings are allowed.

All campers are required to possess, set-up and use portable toilets or approved human waste bags. Campers may not bury or leave solid human body waste and toilet paper. The disposal of solid human waste off public land is required.

If you have any questions about primitive camping restrictions please contact the Moab BLM Office at (435) 259-2100.

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