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Old 09-03-2015, 08:37 PM   #1
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Arches National Park, Utah

Has anyone driven their motorhome through Arches National Park? If so, can much be seen without parking/pulling off the road?
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Old 09-03-2015, 08:59 PM   #2
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We were just there in June. We have been there several times. We didn't take our coach into the park (we rented a Jeep) but many people do. You can see a lot just driving in and out, but there is usually places for RV parking. Late season should not be a problem. Enjoy there is a LOT to see. If you like to hike there is a great hike called Devils Garden it's a must do if you like to hike and there is rv parking.
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Old 09-04-2015, 12:12 AM   #3
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Thanks a lot. We are looking forward to visiting tomorrow.
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Old 09-04-2015, 08:16 AM   #4
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I was there last in mid-sept. I saw some MH in the park. Not always a lot of room to park. It was still pretty busy. With this weekend being a holiday be prepared to having a lot of traffic. Not trying to be discouraging, just trying to help


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Old 09-04-2015, 09:08 AM   #5
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Yes, you can see a lot just driving.


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Old 09-04-2015, 09:21 AM   #6
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When my wife and I went, we were unable to go anywhere off the main road as we had our dog with us. It is incredibly beautiful there, would love to go back sometime when we are able to explore more.
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Old 09-04-2015, 12:51 PM   #7
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GT777,,,,if you don't take short hikes, you're going to miss the most majestic formations of all: Landscape Arch which is the longest arch in the world, and in particular, Delicate Arch,,,,,that's the one that's on the Utah plates.
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Old 09-04-2015, 01:10 PM   #8
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x2 on Grampa Jim. Rent a jeep. You can do Arches in half a day with some hiking to get up close. Then drive the LaSalle Loop Rd off the river and back down into Moab. Also in Moab you can rent a ATV and really have fun in the rocks. There is a guided trip where you drive following a guide on a really good trail. It is about 3 hrs long and cost about 160 for 2. Great time even for a couple of seniors.
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GT777,,,,,hopefully you'll be able to spend time at Dead Horse State Park and Canyonlands. Canyonlands by Day and Night is a business right on the left after you cross the Colorado going north out of Moab. They have great tours. We took the night barge, tour,,,,fantastic,,,,,we took the jet boat ride the next day,,,,fantastic.....then we took a 4 hour tour with one of the owners,,,,,Preston,,,,,fantastic. Moab is a great town,,,,and Jay's Italian makes a mean lasagna.
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Old 09-04-2015, 04:23 PM   #10
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Yes you can drive through there and see a lot, but to experience Arches you must get out and walk. Even if it is just the short walked around the Windows' arches and double arch.

Another great short walk is through Park Avenue, just inside the park.


I lived in Moab UT for six years, hiked most of their trails; including up to Delicate arch four times; drove the backcountry to places most don't even know about. And still found new places to visit and see each time I drove into the park. (And very seldom drove into the park via the main entrance. (There are two other roads into the park; not paved.)

Delicate arch, early morning..




But as already advised, rent a Jeep; plenty of Jeep rentals in Moab.

And up till labor day it is extremely busy, and even stays busy up to the middle of October.
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