Arches National Park

Blair Brengle

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Arches National Park is located in Grand County, Utah. It is one of the top national parks in America. Arches has the largest density of natural sandstone arches in the world. In 1929 President Hoover set aside Arches as a National Monument until 1969 when President Nixon signed a bill to make it a National Park.  

Arches National Park has hot summers and cold winters, but the animals and plants have adapted well to this climate. Temperature can change up to 50 degrees a day. So it’s important to plan the season you go in and check the weather. There are 50 campground sites located in Arches National Park. They have picnic tables, grills, portable water and flushing toilets. There is lots of wildlife in Arches National Park such as, birds, rodents and lizards. Most of the animals only come out at night like foxes, kangaroo rats, owls, bats and mountain lions. Some animals come out at dusk and dawn like coyotes and mule deer.

There are many activities that you can do at Arches like biking, camping, rock climbing, and hiking. It is open 24 hours a day. It is $30 per vehicle and $25 for motorcycles.