Arches National Park, Utah, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Arches National Park, Utah, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Arches National Park, I've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Arches National Park, Utah, United States of America

Based on the climate and weather in Arches National Park, the best time to go is September. See below for details.

Important essentials for Arches National Park, Utah, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Arches National Park, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection available.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently wear out. An unreadable card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly choice.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Arches National Park, Utah, United States of America by month

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January

January in Arches National Park is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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February

If you go to Arches National Park in February, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

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March

If you go to Arches National Park in March, you will notice that it can be chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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April

If you are traveling to Arches National Park in April, you will notice that it is mild. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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May

If you visit Arches National Park during May, you will probably find that it is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

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June

If you are traveling to Arches National Park in June, you will notice that it is scorchingly hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (mid 30s C).

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July

If you go to Arches National Park in July, you will notice that it is sweltering. Daytime temperatures are in the high 90s F (high 30s C).

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August

August can be excruciatingly hot. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

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September

If you vacation in Arches National Park during September, you will probably see that it can be very hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

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October

October in Arches National Park is balmy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C).

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November

If you go to Arches National Park in November, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (mid 10s C).

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December

December in Arches National Park is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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Activities for Arches National Park, Utah, United States of America

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Arches National Park.

If you go to Park Avenue, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

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