Not all park facilities meet federally mandated accessibility standards, but as visitation to Arches climbs, the park is making efforts to increase accessibility. Visitors with mobility impairments can access the visitor center, all restrooms throughout the park, and one campsite (#7) at the Devils Garden Campground. The Park Avenue Viewpoint is a paved path with a slight decline near the end, and both Delicate Arch and Balanced Rock viewpoints are partially hard-surfaced.
Park Fees and Permits
Admission to the park is $25 per vehicle, 15 per motorcycle, and $5 per person entering on foot or bicycle, good for seven days. To encourage visitation to the park during less busy times, Arches also offers an off-peak admission fee of $10 for vehicles and motorcycles; check the Arches website (www.nps.gov/arch) and at the Moab Information Center in town for updated information. You must pay admission to Canyonlands separately. A $50 local park pass grants you admission to both Arches and Canyonlands parks as well as Natural Bridges and Hovenweep national monuments for one year.
Fees are required for the Fiery Furnace ranger-led hike ($16 per adult, $5 per child ages 7–12) and for a permit to hike without a park ranger in the Fiery Furnace ($6 per adult, $3 per child).
Arches National Park is open year-round, seven days a week, around the clock. It's in the Mountain time zone.
Cell-phone reception is available intermittently in the park. You can find a public telephone at the park's visitor center.
Wells Fargo Bank. 4 N. Main St., Moab, Utah, 84532.
Zions Bank. 330 S. Main St., Moab, Utah, 84532.
Automobile Service Stations
Grand Tire Pros. 312 N. Main St., Moab, Utah, 84532. 435/259–7909; www.grandtirepros.com. Closed Sun..
Moab Chevron. Moab Chevron has fuel only, no repairs. 817 S. Main St., Moab, Utah, 84532. 435/259–0500; www.moabchevron.com.
7-Eleven. A convenience store, fast-food joint, and filling station in one. 299 S. Main St., Moab, Utah, 84532. 435/259–6030.
In the event of a fire or a medical emergency, or to reach law enforcement, dial 911 or contact a park ranger (on hand at the visitor center during operating hours). There are no first-aid stations in the park; report to the visitor center for assistance. The closest hospital is in Moab.
Grocery Stores and Markets
Village Market. A full selection of grocery store items, a deli, and beer (no wine or hard alcohol) are available here. The store is often less crowded than the larger grocery in town—especially during high tourist season. 702 S. Main St., Moab, Utah, 84532. 435/259–3111; thevillagemarkets.com.