Campervan Adventure to the Arches - Native Campervans

Campervan Adventure to the Arches

Arches National Park Campervan

Arches National Park is one for the books. The 76,000 acres of stunning rock is a must-see for any road trip. No matter which one of our locations you are leaving from, your trip to this mighty park will be one you won’t forget. It sits outside Moab, so pick up a cup of coffee at Moab Coffee, and get ready for your campervan adventure to the Arches. 


Distance from our locations 

Denver: 5 Hours – 355 Miles
Salt Lake City: 4 hours – 238 Miles
Las Vegas: 6 Hours – 460 Miles
California: 10 Hours – 729 Miles

Things to Do

Biking – The arches have miles of beauty to see, and if you want to see it all, a bike is the way to do it. There are paved roads to take gravel and road bikes. Just outside the park, there are the best mountain biking trails. If you’re looking for a spot to rent a bike or just get some extra parts, check out Moab Cyclery. It’s only a 10-minute drive from the park! 

Climbing – If you can climb anywhere, this is a great place to do it. The beautiful orange rocks have a variety of routes, perfect for beginners and experts. Always check the weather and your gear before you start any dissent!  

Tours – The Arches have a wide range of tours you can choose from. Whether you’re the adventurous type or enjoy more leisurely activities, there is a tour for you. For the adrenaline junkies, check out Adrift Adventures and sign up for white water rafting. The Moab Scenic adventure allows you to explore the park in comfort. No matter what tour you pick, you won’t regret it.

Stargazing – The Arches is known for stargazing. There is no light pollution giving you the best view of the night sky. If you’re going to see the stars, we recommend gazing from the Garden of Eden viewpoint or The Windows Section. Even if you can’t make it to one of these spots, you’ll still get a fantastic view of the stars. 

Hiking – What’s a camping trip without some hiking? Whether it’s a short loop or an extensive journey, you must walk through the park. Here are a few recommendations for trails to try on your visit. 

Broken Arch Trail – 1.2 miles
Tower Arch Trail – 2.6 miles
Devils Garden – 7.9 miles 

Always check trail conditions and closures before you head out! 

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Camping

Sun Outdoors Arches Getaway – If you enjoy amenities, this is the campground for you. This site is near a market, close to hiking, and ADA accessible. This campsite goes quickly, so make your reservations ahead of time! 

Devils Garden Campground – This is the most popular campground in the park but for a good reason. You’ll get the best views of the rocks and stars. It’s close to the action and has everything you need. Willow Springs Trail – This site sits right outside the park and is dispersed camping. This is a great spot if the park is full or you need something last minute.

Things to know

Before you head out on your excursion, there are a few essential details. First, Arches National Park is one of the busiest in the country so make sure you have reservations prior or get to the park early to avoid any lines. To better understand reservations, check out our article on the national park reservation system. The park does slow down during the winter months, so if you don’t mind a little cold, we recommend visiting then. Additionally, pets are not allowed on any trail because the park gets crowded and can have really high temperatures. We love having furry friends on the adventure, but they might have to sit out on this one. Lastly, try to read up on the science behind the arches. These rock formations are something to behold.

We hope you have a fantastic journey. If you want to read more about this amazing national park and others nearby, check out our national parks page. Don’t forget to share your adventure with us on social media @nativecampervans.

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