Where to Stay Near Arches National Park

One of the first questions to ask when planning a trip is where to stay near Arches National Park.

Use our Arches National Park travel guide in addition to the information below to plan your vacation.

There are no hotels in Arches National Park, only one small campground so most people stay in nearby Moab.

Keep reading to see our list of accommodations near Arches from budget-friendly hotels to higher-prices resorts. You’ll also find vacation rentals, a hostel, campgrounds and RV parks.

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

This list is in location order from the north end of Moab (close to the Arches entrance) to the south end of town. 

Hotels Near Arches

→ Check out this full list of hotels near Arches National Park!

TIP: If you’re planning an Arches National Park summer vacation when it’s hot, we suggest you visit the national parks in the morning and evening to avoid the crowds and heat. Spend time in the swimming pool at your hotel during the warmest hours of the day. You’ll want to choose one of the hotels that are near Arches and Canyonlands to make it easier to commute back and forth during the day.

You can use your national park pass or entrance ticket to enter the park as many times as you want during the day.

Campgrounds Near Arches

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. Here’s the full list of campgrounds at Island in the Sky.

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 camping here.

Places to Stay 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

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

→ Vacation rentals for families near Arches

take jaw-dropping photos at Arches & Canyonlands


The best prices for accommodation in Moab will be during the off-season winter months. If you’ll be visiting during the busy season, you can still find budget lodging options in Moab.

Our criteria for these budget hotels and cabins: free breakfast or kitchenette – or at least a small fridge and microwave. 

TIP: It’s amazing the cheap 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

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


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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