Arches National Park, located in the beautiful town of Moab, is a passageway carved through the sandstone ridges, mountains and cliffs. Witnessing the most beautiful shade of red, everywhere you turn, is hypnotizing. We’ve compiled a 3 day itinerary for Arches National Park that your family can enjoy without worrying about missing anything. We’ve taken into account tiny tired feet, bathroom breaks, unquenchable thirst, and items both parents and the kids will love to experience.
There is a lot to see and do in Arches, so getting an early start is ideal. Plus it helps beat the heat. The first stop for each day must be the local grocery store, City Market. In the morning you can start even earlier by picking up donuts, yogurt or fruit for breakfast here. Grab ice for the cooler, and a package of water bottles – you’ll want to plan for a minimum of three 16oz bottles per person, per day. While there, it’s a good idea to grab snacks to last throughout the day, or items to make an easy lunch while enjoying the park. Plan to arrive at the park no later than 10am.
Keep in mind there isn’t anywhere to eat in Arches National Park, but fortunately, there are plenty of bathrooms and even campgrounds. Entrance to the park takes a minimum of 30 minutes, so it’s not worth your while to exit and re-enter for food/snacks/water. Planning ahead with these items can ensure your family has a great time and gets to see everything during this itinerary for Arches National Park.
3 Day Family Itinerary for Arches National Park
Devil’s Garden to Landscape Arch (2 miles)
Eat at the Moab Dinner for dinner and ice cream
Drive directly to the trail entrance for Delicate Arch
Hike Delicate Arch 4 miles
Eat at Quesadilla Mobilla for dinner
Fiery Furnace Viewpoint
Eat at Milt’s Stop and Eat for dinner
What do you think of this itinerary for Arches National Park? Does it cross off your favorite items? Check out our full list of things to do at Arches National Park and in the neighboring town of Moab.