How to See Arches & Canyonlands National Parks in One Day

If you’re looking to check out some of America’s most beautiful national parks but don’t have the time to spare, fear not! You can see both Arches and Canyonlands National Parks in just one day while in Moab, Utah.

With a little bit of planning and a lot of driving, you’ll be able to take in all the top sights these parks have to offer. So, get your gear ready and put on your adventurer boots – it’s time to explore two incredible national parks in the southwest!

What Not to Miss at Arches and Canyonlands

Most people start seeing the closest natural attractions to the entrance. Don't do this. Drive toward the end of the park to avoid the morning crowds!

Arches National Park Scenic Drive

Delicate Arch Hike

Delicate Arch is the iconic arch you see a lot in magazines and on people’s Instagram accounts. If you can get to the trailhead early during the busy season, like around sunrise, it should be easy to find a spot.

Self-Guided Tours

Trip tip: The park has gotten extremely busy during the high season, so if you can visit in the off-season, you might have a more pleasant visit and hike in general.

Devils Garden

Take the Arches National Park Scenic Drive toward Devils Garden. Once you arrive at the Devils Garden parking area, get out, and walk around.

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