Arches National Park (U.S.)

Arches National Park (U.S.) Image

Photo: NPS/William Pedro.

 

Designated

2019

Category

International Dark Sky Park
Silver Tier

Address

PO Box 907
Moab, UT 84532

Contact

Nate Ament
Website
Tel.: (435) 719-2227

Land Area

310 km2

Documents

Application
Announcement
Annual Reports

About

Arches National Park lies north of Moab in the state of Utah. One of Utah’s “Mighty 5” National Parks, Arches is bordered by the Colorado River in the southeast and is widely known as the site of more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches, such as the massive, red-hued Delicate Arch in the east. Long, thin Landscape Arch stands in Devils Garden to the north. Other geological formations include Balanced Rock, towering over the desert landscape in the middle of the park.

Weather

Click here to find ideal environmental conditions for viewing the night sky at Arches National Park (38.67949, -109.02611). Don’t forget to plan your trip during the new moon and astronomical twilight to enhance the viewing experience!

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