Arches National Park Lodging

Travelers looking for Arches National Park lodging will have little trouble finding a variety of options. This is one of the most popular destinations in the Southwest, with iconic sandstone formations such as Delicate Arch and Balanced Rock drawing thousands of visitors each year. The largest concentration of accommodations are found in the Utah town of Moab, which is between Arches and Canyonlands National Park, but there are also places to stay in Green River, Monticello, and La Sal.

Arches National Park Camping

Arches National Park Camping
Arches National Park Camping

There are many camping options near Arches, including privately owned campgrounds and recreational vehicle parks. There is only one campground within the park, which is run by the National Parks Service. Devil’s Campground is located 18 miles from the park entrance gate. It’s open throughout the year, and offers individual sites as well as a limited number of group sites. RVs no more than 30 feet long are welcome. Sites have picnic tables, barbecue grills, and toilets, but there are no showers, and the nearest stores for supplies are located 20 miles away. Most of the commercial campgrounds are located along Route 191 that runs through Moab and off US Route 70, which is the main east/west route between Utah and Colorado.

Hotels near Arches National Park

Hotels near Arches National Park
Hotels near Arches National Park

There are a number of good hotels and motels near Arches National Park. Most of these are located in and around the town of Moab. If you want some history, try the Apache Motel. It’s located just off Route 191 at 166 South 400 East. It’s a typical roadside motel with rooms that have doors facing the parking lot so you can park right at your own room The Apache is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was the chosen accommodation of legendary actor John Wayne, who stayed here for months at a time during filming of many classic Westerns.

Bed and Breakfasts near Arches National Park

Bed and Breakfasts near Arches National Park
Bed and Breakfasts near Arches National Park

Most of the traditional style Arches National Park inns will be found in the nearby town of Moab. One of the best in town is the Sunflower Hill Luxury Inn (pictured), located at 185 North 300 East, four blocks east of Highway 191 in roughly the center of town. It’s a lovely home with twelve luxurious rooms and a swimming pool. A sumptuous breakfast is, of course, included. If you don’t want to stay in or close to town, there are a number of guest ranches in the area as well. Perhaps the best is the Sorrel River Ranch, which is a spa resort set in rugged ranch country. There are extensive resort facilities, including everything from tennis court and fitness center to gourmet dining and a riverside swimming pool. The rooms in the Ponderosa-like ranch are dog friendly, and the property offers horse boarding. There is also a full service spa. The ranch is set riverside about ten miles east of the national park off Route 128.

Arches Cabin Rentals

Most people who come to this beautiful area come to indulge in outdoor activities that include hiking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, and fishing. These visitors tend to gravitate toward camping and self-catering cabin rentals. Many of the privately owned campgrounds and RV parks also offer rustic cabin rentals that can sleep anywhere from two to eight people. In addition to these, you will find luxury vacation rentals that are a cut above the cozy cabins offered at campgrounds, offering two to five bedrooms, private swimming pools, and even horse stables.

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