The Delicate Arch Viewpoint Road is closed. All other roads and trails remain open, but many trails are snowy, icy, and dangerous. Please inquire at the visitor center for the most up-to-date conditions.
Construction Update - 11/25/2013
Construction work continues at the Devils Garden parking lot, limiting parking and causing occasional delays. Visitors can avoid the area by turning around at Sand Dune Arch. More »
A great deal of scientific research occurs at Arches. The summaries below include some of the field work done in the park. These files require Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.
2010 Research Summary
2009 Research Summary
2008 Research Summary
2007 Research Summary
2006 Research Summary
2005 Research Summary
2004 Research Summary
2003 Research Summary
2002 Research Summary
2001 Research Summary
For more information or to apply for a research permit, visit the NPS online Research Permit and Reporting System.
Did You Know?
Edward Abbey worked as a seasonal park ranger at Arches in the late 1950s. His 1968 memoir of this experience, "Desert Solitaire," has become a classic of desert literature.