Resources for Visiting Arches
This is where you can find websites, helpful phone numbers, friends groups and cooperating associations, and, sometimes, books related to the park.
Arches National Park: www.nps.gov/arch
7-day vehicle access: $10
7-day access on foot, bicycle, and motorcycles: $5
Annual passport for Arches and Canyonlands: $25
For a map of the park, download this Park Service PDF.
Moab area lodging, dining, and activity information: http://www.discovermoab.com/
The Canyonlands Natural History Association is a nonprofit organization established to assist the scientific and educational efforts of the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, and the USDA Forest Service, agencies that together oversee more than 7.5 million acres of federal land in southeast Utah and the Four Corners Area.
Add Stars Above, Earth Below, a Guide to Astronomy in the National Parks to your library and you'll not only gain a better appreciation of the dark skies over national parks, but you'll also be better informed on the stars twinkling at you.
Anyone who spends time hiking in the national parks of the Southwest needs a good plant identification book. And Common Southwestern Native Plants, An Identification Guide, is one of those books.
Taken as a whole, the book documents Edward Abbey's love affair with the desert country near Moab, Utah. Through his words we see the whole landscape, from the very small (birds, snakes, rabbits and mice that live in and near his trailer), to the very large (mountain tops, mesas, and canyons). But, for as beautiful a picture as he paints, he cautions the reader in the book's introduction, this landscape is disappearing fast.