Delicate Arch Viewpoint Road Closed
Due to flash flooding in Winter Camp Wash, the Delicate Arch Viewpoint Road is currently inaccessible.
Extreme Fire Danger
Due to extremely dry conditions, fire restrictions are in effect in all national park units in Southeast Utah. More »
Today people visit Arches for the views and trails. Those who came before sought many other things: wealth, adventure, solitude, or a home. Learn more about a handful of characters in the human story of Arches.
Traders & Settlers
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)
Did You Know?
Naturally occurring sandstone basins called “potholes” collect rain water and wind-blown sediment, forming tiny ecosystems where a fascinating collection of plants and animals live. Tadpole shrimp, fairy shrimp and many insects can be found in potholes. More...