Travel

The best way to see Arches National Park is the old-fashioned way, by driving through. Pick up a map at the ranger station—most of the iconic arches like Delicate Arch, Corona Arch, and Devil’s Garden are just short hikes from roadside parking spots. Ambitious adventurers will want to plan ahead and get a permit to check out Fiery Furnace, an area in the northern part of the park with narrow canyons that kids love to sneak through. The labyrinth, while beautiful, can be difficult to navigate, so first-timers should consider taking a guided tour with a ranger. While you’re at it, try to snag one of the very few camping spots in the park, as there’s nothing quite like watching the sun rise over the rock formations (or getting to the more famous spots before the crowds).

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